Bucks, Budenholzer Reach Agreement to Become Head Coach

Bucks, Budenholzer Reach Agreement to Become Head Coach

Head coach Mike Budenholzer of the Atlanta Hawks looks on from the bench while playing the Detroit Pistons at Little Caesars Arena on November 10, 2017 in Detroit, Michigan.

The Hawks hired Budenholzer, 48, in 2013, but he and the team agreed to part ways in April.

This visit marked the second time the Bucks have met with the former Spurs assistant. While moving on from a coaching job is never easy, it did not take long for Budenholzer to find a new home.

The report comes just hours after it was reported that Budenholzer met with Bucks star Giannis Antetokoumpo earlier in the day.

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During Budenholzer's five years as the head coach of the Hawks, he put together a 213-197 record.

The Bucks were in the market for a new coach after firing Jason Kidd midway through the season, his fourth with the team.

Considered one of the NBA's best tacticians.

Budenholzer spent 17 seasons working as an assistant with San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff. James Borrego was also in the running for the position before signing to become the head coach of the Charlotte Hornets. Messina could still be summoned to Milwaukee for a meeting with the players too, league sources said, but that will largely be determined on the Bucks next step with Budenholzer.

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