Mike Budenholzer wants to ‘unlock’ Bucks’ defensive potential
It’s safe to say that Budenholzer is absolutely thrilled to be coaching a team led by Bucks superstar forward Giannis Antetokounmpo to help bring out even more of his potential.
Additionally, according to an article written by Genaro C. Armas of the Associated Press, the defensive-minded head coach is really looking forward to showing what helped the Hawks reach the Eastern Conference Finals in 2015 as the top seed.
“I think with the individual talents we have in Milwaukee, I think one of the words I used in the interview process was, ‘How can we unlock this talent defensively?’” coach Budenholzer said. “I just think there’s so much to work with.”
During the hiring process to find interim head coach Joe Prunty’s replacement for the 2018-19 NBA season, Bucks general manager Jon Horst said the 2015 NBA Coach of the Year Award winner in Budenholzer was an opportunity he could not pass up.
“Finding the right person, the right fit for this team … to help this group take the next step was paramount,” Horst said on Monday. “Ultimately, after going through the process, it was clear that Bud was the right guy to do that.”
In order for Milwaukee to keep up with the top teams in the Eastern Conference next season, it is without question that they must be one of the league’s better teams on defense.
With the hiring of coach Budenholzer, this is certainly a huge step in the right direction.