Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer likely to bring on Hawks assistants
Earlier, it was reported that Mike Budenholzer has agreed to terms with the Milwaukee Bucks to coach the team beginning next season. And according to David Aldridge of NBA.com, Budenholzer isn’t going to be the only fresh face with a suit on for the Bucks.
Expect top assistant Darvin Ham to join Mike Budenholzer in Milwaukee, per sources, along with most, if not all, of his former Hawks coaching staff.
Budenholzer was arguably the biggest name on the coaching market prior to his agreement with the Bucks. Apart from Ham, among the other Hawks assistant coaches who could migrate to Milwaukee are Patrick St. Andrews, Taylor Jenkins, Chris Jent, Charles Lee, and Ben Sullivan, who are all listed as part of Atlanta’s coaching staff as of the moment.
In five seasons calling the shots for Atlanta, Budenholzer managed to collect 213 wins against 197 losses in 410 total games on the sidelines. He led the Hawks to four-straight postseason appearances from 2013 to 2017, even steering the team to a conference finals in 2015.
Now with the Bucks, Mike Budenholzer will oversee a team filled with young talent. He’ll have the luxury of coaching a unicorn in Giannis Antetokounmpo. Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdon, Thon Maker, and Eric Bledsoe.
Budenholzer began his NBA coaching career with the San Antonio Spurs, serving as the team’s assistant coach from 1996 to 2013.