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The Milwaukee Bucks‘ search for a new head coach appears to be over. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks are planning to appoint Adrian Griffin, an assistant at the Toronto Raptors as the team’s new head coach.
Griffin and the Bucks are working towards reaching an agreement on the financial part of the contract and the two sides are expected to reach a final deal soon, Wojnarowski reports. This will be Griffin’s first head coach job after serving as an assistant with multiple franchises.
According to several reports, Buck superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo gave his vote of confidence to Griffin.
After he retired as a player following a 13-year career, Griffin began coaching as an assistant at the Bucks in 2008. He stayed there until 2010 and then had stints in the same role with the Chicago Bulls (2010-2015), Orlando Magic (2015-16), Oklahoma City Thunder (2016-18) and the Raptors until this summer. With Toronto he became an NBA champion in 2019.
Apart from Griffin, the Bucks interviewed Kenny Atkinson, Charles Lee and James Borrego during the process of finding Mike Budenholzer’s successor. Budenholzer, who led the Bucks to the 2021 NBA championship, was sacked after the team’s first-round elimination by the Miami Heat.
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