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Bucks officially announce hiring of coach Mike BudenholzerSubmitted: 05/18/2018
Bucks officially announce hiring of coach Mike Budenholzer
Story By Newswatch 12 News Team

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the hiring of Mike Budenholzer as their new coach.

A person familiar with the search had told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached an agreement with Budenholzer, the former Atlanta Hawks coach. The Bucks made the official announcement Thursday.

Budenholzer replaces Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January. The Bucks lost to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.



Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Hawks, leading them to the Eastern Conference finals in 2015. He and the Hawks mutually agreed to part ways last month with two years remaining on his contract, allowing Budenholzer to pursue other opportunities.

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