When the Milwaukee Bucks suffered their massive collapse in the opening round of the playoffs and were eliminated by the Miami Heat, it was clear that some changes were on the horizon.
Sure enough, just a week later, the Bucks fired head coach Mike Budenholzer.
Late Monday night, Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo posted an image of him and Budenholzer after they won the Finals in 2021.
“Thank you for five meaningful years Coach. We accomplished something unbelievable and I’m forever grateful,” Antetokounmpo tweeted.
Thank you for five meaningful years Coach. We accomplished something unbelievable and I’m forever grateful. 🙏🏾💪🏾 pic.twitter.com/uRPRtl7NJv
— Giannis Antetokounmpo (@Giannis_An34) May 9, 2023
Budenholzer really did accomplish so much as a coach for the team.
He leaves the Bucks with a 271-120 record.
During his time coaching the team, he won multiple Coach of the Month awards and was also named Coach of the Year by the league in 2019.
For a while, it seemed like he could remain in his position for years.
But the shocking downfall of the Bucks at the start of the playoffs was so substantial that the front office wanted to shake things up in a huge way.
This is a sign that the team is going to transform even more, with several players also possibly leaving in the near future.
There is no doubt that Budenholzer is a very talented coach, despite how things ended in Milwaukee.
He will likely find another job in the league very soon.
As for the Bucks, they are currently searching for a new person to take over Budenholzer’s job.
And Antetokounmpo is waiting to see if he can create a strong bond with them.NEXT: Giannis Antetokounmpo Shows Off A New Look This Offseason