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Thursday, May 24, 2018

Mike Budenholzer reaches agreement to become Bucks head coach

Mike Budenholzer

Mike Budenholzer is trading one Eastern Conference team for another.

Budenholzer has reached an agreement with the Milwaukee Bucks to become their new head coach, as first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Bucks were in the market for a new coach after firing Jason Kidd midway through the season, his fourth with the team. Budenholzer was looking for a new job after parting ways with the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks. He also interviewed for the Knicks’ position.

The Bucks finished the season 44-38 — their best record since 2009-10. They have made the playoffs in three of the past four seasons, but they haven’t advanced past the first round since 2000-01 when they made the conference finals. They’re hoping that Budenholzer will be able to take them to the next level.

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