The Milwaukee Bucks are enjoying a well-deserved break as the NBA heads into All-Star Weekend. Winners of 12 consecutive games, most of the team has headed to their respective homes or on vacation. Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers, however, went straight to Salt Lake City, Utah where the All-Star festivities are taking place. Giannis and family served as coaches on Team Dwayne in the Celebrity Game last night. After the game, the Greek Freak revealed that he has always envisioned himself becoming a coach after his playing career is over.
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The Milwaukee Bucks Star Would Like to Be a Coach Someday
When speaking to Sports 24, a Greek sports outlet, Giannis said the following about coaching:
“First of all, it was a terrible experience. Alex made the substitutions, [and] I have lost my voice. Thanasis had the systems because he had played under Xavi Pascual and he knew the systems against the zone, man-to-man. I was the soul of the team. I did what I had to do to help my team win.
If they had listened to me, we would have won by 20. I told them as Itoudis does, I said ‘do you have character?’ I shouted at them, ‘DO YOU HAVE CHA-RA-CTER?’
“For me, it is more difficult. I can think of [Vassilis] Spanoulis. He can become a very good coach and one of the best but I should think he will put in more effort because he understands the game. He sees the phases before they happen.
“I also see things before they happen, I knew that something will happen in the end and we will lose the match because they were not focused and made mistakes. I couldn’t [stand there], I wanted to get on the court and tell them ‘guys step aside, give me the ball to do it myself’ but it wasn’t possible.
“I’ve always wanted it. Ever since I was a little kid, I felt that I wanted to become a coach when I finish my career.”
Coach Giannis sure has a nice ring to it.
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When Was the Last Time Milwaukee Bucks Won a Championship?
The Milwaukee Bucks’ latest NBA Championship was captured in 2021. Giannis Antetokounmpo was dubbed MVP, averaging 35.2 points, 13.2 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.8 blocks per game.
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The Milwaukee Bucks are owned by a group of 20 investors. Major investors include Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan and Mike Fascitelli. Minority owners range from quarterback Aaron Rodgers to Gale Klappa, Executive Chairman of Wisconsin Energy Corporation.
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The Milwaukee Bucks have won two NBA Championships. The first came in 1971 under head coach Larry Costello. The latest came in 2021 under head coach Mike Budenholder.
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Who Is the Greek Freak?
Giannis Antetokounmpo is the Greek Freak. He was given the name based on his Add Newhome country, Greece, plus his freakish size and athleticism for an NBA power forward.