Now an NBA Champion as a head coach, Mike Budenholzer extends his stay in Milwaukee for three more years to continue his mentorship with the reigning champions of the league.
The details were not disclosed, but according to Wojnarowski, the contract is for three years.
“What an incredible journey we’ve been on and winning the NBA championship this season makes us appreciate how difficult it is to win and how grateful we are to have the best players and coaches in place to get the job done,”
Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, and Jamie Dinan, the owners of the Bucks shared. “Mike’s strong leadership, coaching expertise, commitment to player development, and adaptability have been instrumental as we work together to compete for and win championships.”
Since 2018, the Bucks have won 162 games and lost 65 games during Budenholzer’s coaching.
“Coach Bud” has been a big piece of Antetokounmpo’s success in the NBA. He helped “The Greek Freak” achieve two MVPs during his coaching in Milwaukee, and now he helped him have his first ring.
Budenholzer has been in the league since the 90s where he first coached in San Antonio where he contributed as the assistant coach of the team, just behind Gregg Popovich, the head coach. During his time coaching the Spurs, he won four NBA Championships.
After 17 seasons with the Spurs, he left the team and brought his coaching skills to Atlanta where was hired as the head coach of the team. He then earned the NBA Coach of the Year award after leading the Hawks to their best and most successful years.
“Bud is a great coach and a fantastic partner to work with every day as we build a team that consistently competes for championships,” Jon Horst, the general manager stated. “We’re extremely grateful for the leadership Bud provides and we look forward to building on the success we’ve had over the last three years and congratulate Bud on this well-deserved extension.”