After reports surfaced earlier today of Mike Budenholzer meeting with Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo, Milwaukee has reportedly made Budenholzer the team's new coach.
Atlanta granted Budenholzer permission to interview with the Suns shortly after the end of the regular season before parting ways officially on April 25 when Budenholzer walked away from Phoenix's offer.
This visit marked the second time the Bucks have met with the former Spurs assistant.
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ESPN's Zach Lowe reported Wednesday morning that Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton ate breakfast with Budenholzer in Milwaukee this morning, and the deal was finished by mid-afternoon. There were quite a few other names mentioned as coaches of interest for the Bucks, but Budenholzer is one of the most underrated head coaches in the National Basketball Association.
Toronto fired Dwane Casey, who may win Coach of the Year, after Cleveland swept the Raptors in the second round. The Hawks went 24-58 this season. The 2014-15 campaign featured a 60-22 record where the team earned the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference along with a trip to the conference finals. He won four National Basketball Association titles as a member of Spurs' staff.
Budenholzer spent 17 years as an assistant under Spurs coach Gregg Popovich before his hiring in Atlanta in 2013.