The Milwaukee Bucks made a decision that almost no one saw coming.
They decided to fire head coach Mike Budenholzer despite winning a championship just two years ago.
But, after their first-round blunder, the Bucks decided to make a change.
Milwaukee was the number one seed in the Eastern Conference yet lost in five games to the eight-seed Miami Heat.
That is something that was not acceptable to the Bucks, which is why they made the change.
But, Colin Cowherd thinks there is one clear reason why Budenholzer was fired.
That is because he is coaching with higher expectations due to Giannis Antetokounmpo.
"The reason Budenholzer was fired is because of Giannis… The better the stars, the higher the expectations."
— @ColinCowherd pic.twitter.com/dvhaCrXYE0
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 5, 2023
When you have a star player on your roster, you expect to win every year.
Giannis is a perennial MVP candidate and he should put the Bucks in championship contention each year.
Cowherd said, “The better the stars, the higher the expectations.”
That is the case with the NBA and most sports leagues.
Star players should not be getting knocked out of the first round under any circumstances.
Even though Giannis was injured for a portion of the series, the Bucks should have won more than one game.
It seems like a pretty good bet that Budenholzer will not have to wait long before finding a new job.
He is an accomplished coach, who was fired over one poor postseason series.
There are plenty of teams that would like to hire a coach like Budenholzer.
But, it will be interesting to see what the Bucks do at head coach.
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