Bucks narrow down search to 3 finalists

2023. március 10.;  Los Angeles, Kalifornia, USA;  A Toronto Raptors vezetőedzője, Nick Nurse a Los Angeles Lakers elleni meccsen a Crypto.com Arénában.

March 10, 2023; Los Angeles, California, USA; Toronto Raptors head coach Nick Nurse during the game against the Los Angeles Lakers at Crypto.com Arena.
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THE Milwaukee Bucks narrowed the coaching search to three finalists — Nick Nurse, Kenny Atkinson and Adrian Griffin — ESPN reported Monday

The trio get engaged Bucks‘ management this week, according to the report. However, the sister is also involved in the coaching searches in Philadelphia and Phoenix

THE Bucks They replace Mike Budenholzer, who was fired earlier this month after five seasons and one NBA championship

The 55-year-old Nurse also parted ways with Toronto after five seasons and the 2019 NBA championship.

Atkinson, 55, spent the past two seasons as an assistant coach at Golden State. He left the Charlotte Hornets at the altar last year after agreeing to become their new coach, but then changed his mind. He went 118-190 in four seasons as head coach of the Brooklyn Nets from 2016-2020.

Griffin, 48, has never been an NBA head coach and was an assistant under Nurse in Toronto.

There were other candidates for the position Bucks assistant Charles Lee, Portland’s Scott Brooks, Miami’s Chris Quinn, Phoenix’s Kevin Young and former Charlotte Hornets coach James Borrego. THE Bucks he also reportedly interviewed Kelvin Sampson and Washington Wizards assistant Joseph Blair

Budenholzer, 53, went 271-120 in Milwaukee, making the playoffs every year and winning the championship in 2021.

— Field Level Media

Source: https://deadspin.com/report-bucks-narrow-search-to-3-finalists-1850461839

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