Report: Kyle Korver’s relationship with Mike Budenholzer played role in him choosing Bucks over Sixers
Per league sources, Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer played a key role in bringing in veteran sniper Kyle Korver. ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski claimed that the past relationship between the two swayed Korver to sign with the Bucks over the Philadelphia 76ers:
“Korver labored on a decision between the Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, but his history and relationship with coach Mike Budenholzer played a significant role in his ultimate choice, league sources said.”
Korver has had success with Budenholzer in the past. Coach Bud was Korver’s head coach in 2015 when Korver made his sole All-Star appearance. The two worked together for three years in the Atlanta Hawks organization.
Adding Korver to an already deep roster makes Milwaukee a contender for the best team in the league. Korver will open the floor even further for Giannis Antetokounmpo, who now has plenty of shooters available.
A hypothetical lineup for the Bucks could include Eric Bledsoe, Korver, Khris Middleton, Brook Lopez, and Giannis, which allows the Bucks to have four capable shooters and their best player on the floor.
Korver is one of the best to ever shoot a basketball. The 16-year vet holds a career three-point percentage of 42.9 percent. He is fourth all-time for most three-pointers made in NBA history.
The Milwaukee Bucks now have one of the best shooters of all time on their roster and are fully geared up for a deep run.