By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Adrian Griffin as their new head coach. This will be his first head coaching position.
He takes over for Mike Budenholzer, who was fired after the team’s first round playoff exit. The Bucks, who were the top-seeded team, were eliminated by the Miami Heat.
Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is reportedly intrigued by being coached by Griffin.
The Bucks hired Griffin after Nick Nurse reportedly withdrew his name from consideration. Griffin was chosen as their new leader over Golden State Warriors assistant coach Kenny Atkinson.
He has agreed to a multi-year deal to become the Bucks head coach. Griffin is taking over a team that went to the NBA Finals and won the NBA Championship over the Phoenix Suns just two years ago.
With this move, Griffin returns to Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He began his coaching career with the team in 2008 where he was an assistant for two seasons.
Griffin has been an assistant coach for five teams. He was most recently an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors from 2018 through 2023.
He served as an assistant coach under Nurse during his tenure with the Raptors.
Before being hired by the Raptors, he spent two seasons as the Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach. He also spent one season with the Orlando Magic.
After spending two seasons with the Bucks from 2008 through 2010, he spent five seasons as the Chicago Bulls assistant coach.© 2007-2023 The Capital Sports Report. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcasted, rewritten, or redistributed.