After helping lead the Milwaukee Bucks to their first NBA Championship in 50 years, the team has extended head coach Mike Budenholzer.
After leading the Milwaukee Bucks to the franchise’s first NBA championship in 50 years, coach Mike Budenholzer has agreed on a three-year contract extension, sources tell ESPN.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) August 25, 2021
Budenholzer was entering the final year of his deal. It is a three-year extension and will be the Bucks coach through the 2024-2025 season. The two-time NBA coach of the year has a 172-65 record as coach during the regular season. His playoff record is 31-17. The Arizona native took over as head coach in 2018. Before Atlanta, he was an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs and learned under Gregg Popovich.
He was previously with the Atlanta Hawks and had a record of 213-197 over five seasons before coming to Milwaukee. He went to the playoffs four times during his tenure there.
Budenholzer’s popularity has had ups and downs over the past few years. But most of that seemed to change during the 2021 playoff run and the important adjustments made in personal that helped the team win series over the Brooklyn Nets, his old team Atlanta Hawks and then the Phoenix Suns. An extension was almost inevitable after winning the team’s first championship after five decades.
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