[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has been named the 2019 NBA Coach of the Year.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Budenholzer led the Bucks to the best record in the NBA in his first year…
May 17, 2019, 9:11 pmMike Budenholzer - Coach - Milwaukee Bucks
Mike Budenholzer, Doc Rivers and Mike Malone have been named the finalists for this year’s Coach of the Year award.
This might be the toughest of the awards to handicap as all three had monumental success with their teams this season. Despite what might be the best coaching job of Rivers’ career, Budenholzer looks like the favorite as he led the middle-of-the-pack Bucks to the NBA’s best record this season.
Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter
April 26, 2018, 12:35 amMike Budenholzer - Team - Atlanta Hawks
The Hawks and Mike Budenholzer have agreed that he will not return to the head coaching role next season.
Bud has been connected to the Knicks and Suns, though he seems like a coach that's set to take on a competitive team rather than another rebuild. A former Coach of the Year, Budenholzer should be in high demand and we'd be shocked if he wasn't patrolling some team's sidelines come Opening Night. As for the Hawks, they're looking to go younger with their next hire. They boast an extremely young roster and don't seem tied to any more than one or two players in the long-term, so we'll see how their next coach influences personnel decisions.
April 23, 2018, 10:50 amMike Budenholzer - Team - Atlanta Hawks
An NBA source close to Mike Budenholzer said the Knicks would be his ideal landing spot to coach.
“New York’s his top choice,’’ the NBA source said. “If they offered him the job, he’d say yes. He wants to live in New York.’’ The 2015 coach of the year is looking to coach a team ready to compete sooner rather than later. He still has a 2 years and $13 million contract remaining with the Hawks and has already turned down the job coaching the a rebuilding Suns team.
Source: Marc Berman of The New York Post
April 20, 2018, 5:00 pmMike Budenholzer - Coach - Atlanta Hawks
Michael Cunningham of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that the Knicks will interview coach Mike Budenholzer.
The Knicks have also been connected to several other coaching candidates so nothing is set in stone. Additionally, Cunningham mentioned that it’s still possible Budenholzer returns to the Hawks next season. Stay tuned.
Source: Michael Cunningham on Twitter
April 20, 2018, 12:23 amMike Budenholzer - Team - Atlanta Hawks
Mike Budenholzer has withdrawn his name from the Suns' head coaching search.
Bud is far from a bad coach but could be on the outs in Atlanta. The Suns do have some compelling young talent and would be wise to make sure they find the right fit to guide their youngsters into the next era, but Bud won't be that guy. There are still some other vacancies around the league so it'll be interesting to track Budenholzer's name as a potential replacement until those jobs are filled.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
April 18, 2018, 10:49 amMike Budenholzer - Team - Atlanta Hawks
Mike Budenholzer met with Suns’ management and ownership on Monday and Tuesday, exploring the possibility of him becoming their next head coach.
The Suns are considering several head-coaching candidates, including Steve Clifford, Frank Vogel, David Fizdale and David Blatt but have largely been focused on getting to know Budenholzer in recent days. Even thought he’s still under contact with the Hawks for two more years, it seems that both him and the team are open to ending their partnership. There are still several hurdles that would need to be cleared before that could happen of course, including the Suns making an offer and agreeing to a contract and possible compensation to Atlanta.
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Mike Budenholzer brought on five members of his staff from the Hawks while retaining Sean Sweeney, who has been on the Bucks' coaching staff since 2014.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Those coaches are Darvin…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]The Bucks have reportedly hired former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to be their new head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Budenholzer is a former Coach of the Year winner…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Members of the team's front office and ownership group held second interviews with finalists Mike Budenholzer and Ettore Messina on Tuesday.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The list of finalists may not be complete as…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]The Bucks will meet with former Hawks’ coach Mike Budenholzer for a second interview today.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The follow-up interview to a meeting last week will also include members of the team's…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='ATL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Reports indicate that Mike Budenholzer has become the preferred candidate for the head coaching vacancies for the Bucks and Raptors.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]The Bucks have been extensively interviewing candidates and will re-engage…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='ATL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]The Raptors are reportedly interested in Mike Budenholzer for the head coaching position.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Budenholzer also ran into the LeBron problem, which eventually kicked off a rebuild and landed him on…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='MIL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]Several league sources believe the Bucks and their New York-based ownership will pounce and enter “The Bud Bowl.’’[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]While the Knicks’ top two coaching desires are Mike Budenholzer and David…
[blurb-title player='Mike Budenholzer' team='ATL' pos='Team'] [blurb-fact]The Knicks have ramped up their background work on coaching candidates Mike Budenholzer and David Blatt.[/blurb-fact] [blurb-opinion]Both were connected to the job almost immediately and recent rumors make it seem…