Mike Budenholzer reaches agreement to become Bucks head coach

REPORT: Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach

REPORT: Bucks hire former Atlanta head coach Mike Budenholzer as new head coach

A person familiar with the search tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with Mike Budenholzer to become the team's next coach. Jeff Hornacek (Knicks), Frank Vogel (Magic) and Steve Clifford (Hornets) have also gotten the boot.

League sources told Wojnarowski that Budenholzer, the former Hawks head coach, had always been the top target of Bucks GM Jon Horst.

"I think a coaching hire just adds to the momentum that we have as an organization, particularly if it's the right person and it helps us win the way that we expect to win". Where the Raps go from here remains to be seen, but they could keep things in-house and promote assistant coach Nick Nurse, who is reportedly a candidate for the opening.

"Giannis Antetokounmpo and Mike Budenholzer had breakfast today in Milwaukee, league sources say".

With Budenholzer all but official, there's reason for Bucks fans to not only breathe a sigh of relief, but also get excited about the future.

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The top Iranian diplomat said he and Lavrov discussed the JCPOA and a broad range of bilateral, regional and worldwide issues. Lavrov meanwhile said Russian Federation and Europe should "jointly defend their legal interests" in terms of the deal.

Despite meeting with Budenholzer on Monday, Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors never made Budenholzer an offer. He pulled out of contention for the Suns job after several conversations with ownership and management.

Wojnarowski noted Budenholzer is "considered one of the NBA's best tacticians". Budenholzer had been the Hawks president of basketball operations - until surrendering front office control with the arrival of GM Travis Schlenk in the spring of 2017. In 2015, the Hawks won 60 games with Budenholzer taking home Coach of The Year honours for that season. They were the No. 1 seed in the Eastern Conference this season, but they lost to the Cavaliers in the playoffs for the third straight year.

During Budenholzer's five years as the head coach of the Hawks, he put together a 213-197 record.

Budenholzer was a longtime assistant to Gregg Popovich in San Antonio before taking the Atlanta job.

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