It has been an up-and-down road for new Milwaukee Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin. After a slow start that saw some fans questioning his capability of leading this team, Coach Griff led the squad to a blistering run that now has them tied for the second spot in the Eastern Conference with a 16-7 record.
Unfortunately for Griffin and the Bucks, they recently hit another bump in the road after their heartbreaking NBA In-Season Tournament semifinal loss to the Indiana Pacers.
Milwaukee Bucks Coach Adrian Griffin Keeps it Real
While so much has already happened since Griffin took over the helm, the fact of the matter is that the Bucks haven’t even played a third of the regular season. Needless to say, there’s still a long road ahead for this team as they all look to build on their chemistry.
“It takes time to get to know the players, get to know each other’s strengths, and try to play off those strengths,” Griffin said. “We’re 22, 23 games in but we’ve gotten better. That’s all you can do — continue to find ways to get better. … I believe the players are buying in. They’re getting a better feel of what I need from them, and I’m getting a better feel of what they need from me. It’s been great.”
"It takes time to get to know the players, get to know each others strengths."
— Bally Sports Wisconsin (@BallySportWI) December 12, 2023
The fact that Griffin is a rookie coach taking over one of the most high-profile jobs in the NBA adds an extra layer of pressure for the 49-year-old. However, as he said, his players have bought in to what he’s trying to do. That’s all he can ask for at this point.
Coach Griff and the Bucks are going to face more than a few more hurdles ahead but if they stick together, you can see this team overcoming whatever fate throws at them.
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