The Milwaukee Bucks are 2-2 after a rough 130-111 loss to the Toronto Raptors on Wednesday night. It was truly a bad night all around, with Giannis Antetokounmpo posting just 16 points and four rebounds in 28 minutes. Damian Lillard, the Bucks’ new superstar point guard, had 15 points and six assists while attempting just nine shots from the floor.
Aside from the offensive struggles of their two superstars, Milwaukee’s defense was incredibly shaky, as evident by the 130 points they gave up. Toronto seemingly could not miss from three and were able to score inside the paint at will.
When the Bucks hired head coach Adrian Griffin during the offseason, many fans thought that the team’s defense would instantly improve. However, despite it only being four games into the 2023-24 NBA season, and despite the fact that two of their biggest stars are still ramping up after offseason knee surgery (Giannis and Khris Middleton), some fans are already calling for Griffin to be fired.
Milwaukee Bucks Fans Want Adrian Griffin Fired After 130-111 Loss to the Toronto Raptors
Given the number of empty seats in the Bradley Center just a few years ago, it is pretty evident that many Bucks fans now were not exactly die-hards to begin with. That being said, Bucks fans have grown accustomed to a certain level of success and seemingly are not willing to accept anything less than perfection four games into the season:
I’m watching it every other night. It’s true. Faster we get to Adrian Griffin getting fired, the better.
— rcon14 (@rcon14) November 2, 2023
Adrian Griffin getting fired by February
— my blue jays reality check was bad (@DontBOffended1) November 2, 2023
— Matt (@ColbyCheese84) November 2, 2023
Adrian griffin getting fired so fast I can see it
— Danny (@Danny_MAZE) November 2, 2023
Can we get a boost on Adrian Griffin first coach fired
— Badger (@BadgerBeatDown) November 2, 2023
These fans seem to forget that Coach Griffin was handpicked by Giannis. This is not to say the Bucks hired him because of how Giannis felt, but Griffin was the candidate the two-time MVP endorsed.
An early firing may also lead to an early trade request; just saying.