The Milwaukee Bucks are heading into the 2023-24 NBA season after having made arguably their biggest acquisition in franchise history this summer, with the team bringing in superstar guard Damian Lillard to play alongside two-time NBA MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.
As a result of this trade, the Bucks have sent shockwaves across the league, as they seem like the team to beat, with possibly the exception of the Boston Celtics, who also reloaded with Kristaps Porzingis and Jrue Holiday.
Even though the future looks very bright in Milwaukee right now, things got a little rocky this week, with the team nearing the start of the regular season next week.
Assistant coach Terry Stotts, who used to coach Lillard with the Portland Trail Blazers, suddenly resigned, with everyone speculating what might have gone wrong.
On Friday, Lillard was asked about Stotts’ shocking resignation from the Bucks coaching staff, via ClutchPoints.
"I think everybody was kind of surprised by it. It kind of came out of nowhere. But I've been in this league long enough to know that these types of things happen. And everything continues."
Damian Lillard on Terry Stotts' sudden resignation from Bucks.pic.twitter.com/QhsXAl0LFh
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPoints) October 20, 2023
Even though Lillard didn’t shed any light on what happened with Stotts, he was appreciative of the time he got to spend with him in Milwaukee, as he said it was good to see a familiar face to help make the transition from the Blazers to the Bucks.
Despite Lillard clearly being disappointed about seeing his former head coach leave the team, the superstar put things into perspective by saying the goal is ahead of them and the team is moving forward.
With Lillard in the fold in Milwaukee, the Bucks are expected to be a heavyweight in the Eastern Conference and perhaps the team to beat.NEXT: Damian Lillard Reacts To New Nickname For His Giannis Duo