The Milwaukee Bucks have fired their head coach Mike Budenholzer and are currently on the lookout to sign a new one, check out the next top 5 candidates with the best odds to replace him
Following the events, Mike’s former position has become one of the most coveted posts in the NBA in recent years.
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The Bucks currently have a loaded roster of players featuring former MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday and Bobby Portis. As such, it will be interesting to see who the team will hire next.
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Mike Budenholzer joined the Bucks in 2018 and won a title with them in 2021. Prior to joining the Bucks, Budenholzer worked with the Atlanta Hawks as their head coach from 2013-18. And before that he worked as assistant under San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich from 1996-2013.
Top 5 candidates with the best odds to replace Mike Budenholzer
Given below are the top 5 candidates with the best odds to replace Mike Budenholzer:
5. David Adelman
David is the top assistant for the top team in the recently concluded NBA regular season. Adelman has been with the Denver Nuggets ever since joining them in the 2017 season. He has since helped Denver win a top seed in the Western Conference. He is also the son of former NBA coach Rick Adelman, and could well follow in his father’s footsteps soon.
4. Becky Hammon
Hammon has already made history by becoming the first woman to earn a head coaching job in the NBA. Becky has been a long favorite to take up the post with the Bucks even interviewing her back in 2018. She currently works as the head coach for the WNBA’s Las Vegas Aces.
3. Kenny Atkinson
After helping the Golden State win the NBA title last season as An assistant coach, several NBA teams have sought his signature for their head coach roles. Atkinson previously worked as the head coach for Brooklyn Nets and even lead them to the top of the Eastern Conference.
2. Charles Lee
Instead of looking for a new face, Milwaukee could very well promote from within with assistant Charles Lee. Charles has previously been interviewed for NBA head coaching jobs in the past. Appointing him would bring in familiarity to the program while also leading with a fresh perspective.
1. Nick Nurse
On top of the list is recently released Toronto head coach Nick Nurse. In fact, Nick could be exactly what the Bucks are looking for with title winning experience and having coached major stars in the past. Nick helped the Raptors win the NBA Finals in 2019, and has coached several NBA star players in the past like Kawhi Leonard, Kyle Lowry and Marc Gasol.