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Mike Budenholzer Agrees To Become Head Coach Of Bucks

May 16, 2018 7:33 PM

Mike Budenholzer has agreed to become head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Budenohlzer met with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton earlier on Wednesday.

Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks parted ways this offseason.

Budenholzer was also a candidate for jobs with the Toronto Raptors, Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks. Budenholzer met with the Raptors on Monday, but wasn't presented with an offer.

Ettore Messina was the other finalist for the job.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Budenholzer Meets With Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton

May 16, 2018 3:23 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton had breakfast in Milwaukee on Wednesday with Mike Budenholzer.

Budenholzer is a candidate for the job with the Milwaukee Bucks as well as the Toronto Raptors.

Budenholzer is believed to prefer Milwaukee's job over the Raptors.

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Mike Budenholzer Believed To Prefer Job With Bucks Over Raptors

May 15, 2018 3:40 PM

Mike Budenolzer is believed to prefer the head coaching vacancy with the Milwaukee Bucks over the Toronto Raptors.

Budenholzer was a candidate for the vacancies with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks this offseason.

Budenholzer and the Hawks parted ways after he interviewed with the Suns. The Hawks reportedly owe Budenholzer more than $14 million, which would be at least partially off-set based on his new contract.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bucks' Ownership Meeting With Mike Budenholzer, Ettore Messina

May 15, 2018 12:36 PM

The ownership of the Milwaukee Bucks is meeting with Mike Budenholzer and Ettore Messina about their head coaching position on Tuesday.

The Bucks fired Jason Kidd before the All-Star break.

Budenholzer and the Hawks parted ways this offseason. Budenholzer is also a strong candidate for the Toronto Raptors' job.

Messina has been on the coach staff of Gregg Popovich since 2014.

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Jay Larranaga Meets With Bucks On Head Coaching Position

May 14, 2018 5:23 PM

Jay Larranaga met with the Milwaukee Bucks on Friday about their head coaching position.

Larranaga has also interviewed with the Charlotte Hornets and Atlanta Hawks this offseason.

Larranaga is the top assistant to Brad Stevens with the Boston Celtics. 

Larranaga had a long playing career in Europe before going into coaching in 2008. He worked in the NBA’s Developmental League, coaching the Erie Bay Hawks, before being hired by the Celtics in 2012.

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Tags: Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Budenholzer Emerges As Leading Candidate For Raptors, Bucks

May 14, 2018 9:56 AM

Mike Budenholzer has emerged as the candidate of focus for both the Toronto Raptors and Milwaukee Bucks.

Budenholzer and the Atlanta Hawks parted ways this offseason.

Budenholzer has also been a candidate this offseason for jobs with the Phoenix Suns and New York Knicks.

The Raptors and Bucks will have new coaches next season despite reaching the playoffs.

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Raptors Had Deal With Thunder To Select Giannis If Steven Adams Was Off Board

May 12, 2018 11:13 AM

The Toronto Raptors and Atlanta Hawks were two teams that wanted to select Giannis Antetokounmpo on draft night in 2013.

"Atlanta was really determined to get him," said Wojnarowski on The Woj Pod. 

"I will submit the Danny Ferry sob story about this one," replied Brian Windhorst.

"Danny Ferry, Wes Wilcox were really focused on him," said Wojnarowski. "And Masai (Ujiri) had a deal in Toronto. Masai was working with Oklahoma City on a possible trade. I think Oklahoma City was at ten that year and they took Steven Adams. Ten or 11, or 12. Somewhere in there. Once (Steven) Adams made it to the Thunder, there was no trade. But I think if Adams would have been taken ahead of them, Oklahoma City may have traded out of there and Toronto would have gotten him. 

"The mythology of Giannis' draft year, because it was a horrendous draft. Especially at the top."

The pick owned by the Thunder that year coincidentally was Toronto's, which they dealt to the Rockets for Kyle Lowry and was then moved to Oklahoma City in 2012 for James Harden.

Ujiri had just been hired by the Raptors and they were widely expected to embark on a rebuild, but they instead pivoted to becoming an Eastern Conference contender around Lowry and DeMar DeRozan.

The Hawks owned the 17th pick, two slots behind the Bucks at No. 15, which they ultimately used on Dennis Schroder. 

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Steven Adams, Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks, Toronto Raptors, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Becky Hammon To Interview For Bucks' Head Coaching Job

May 5, 2018 10:17 AM

Becky Hammon will interview with the Milwaukee Bucks for their head coaching vacancy.

Hammon is the NBA's first female assistant coach and will now become the first to interview for a head coaching job.

The Bucks met with Hammon in 2017 about the team's GM vacancy, despite the fact that she had no front-office experience.

Hammon is not considered one of the favorites for the job.

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Bucks To Interview Ettore Messina, Steve Clifford, Monty Williams

May 4, 2018 11:32 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks plan on interviewing as many as 10 candidates for their head coaching vacancy.

Ettore Messina, Steve Clifford and Monty Williams are among the candidates.

The Bucks fired Jason Kidd shortly before the All-Star break.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Fully Expects Bucks To Re-Sign Jabari Parker

Apr 30, 2018 12:21 PM

The restricted free agency of Jabari Parker will be one of the Bucks' most critical decisions this offseason. The Bucks must also hire a permanent head coach.

Parker's status with the Bucks has been uncertain as his playing time varied after coming back from his second torn ACL.

“Jabari ain’t going nowhere,” Antetokounmpo said with a smile. “He’s going to be here and he’s going to be ready for the next season.”

The fit of Parker with Antetokounmpo has been award at times, but Parker is unquestionably a gifted scorer.

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Tags: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Matthew Dellavedova Out 3-4 Weeks With Ankle Sprain
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