Milwaukee Bucks Reward Coach Bud with a Three-Year Extension
From hot seat to extension.
With expectation higher than ever before, head coach Mike Budenholzer was finally able to get his team over the hump, leading the Milwaukee Bucks to an NBA championship.
His reward? A three-year contract extension which will keep Coach Bud on the Bucks sideline through the 2024-25 season.
“The appreciation I have for being a part of the Bucks organization is hard to express,” Budenholzer said in a statement. “The players make the success happen on and off the court. We have the best players and to them I am grateful. They’ve grown and we’ve grown together during the last three seasons.
“We all can’t wait to get back to work and face the great challenge of competing again for an NBA Championship. … Let’s keep getting better and building great teams and doing great work on and off the court.”
Budenholzer, who previously coached with the Atlanta Hawks and is a part of the Gregg Popovich coaching tree, is 31-17 in the playoffs with the Bucks. Since joining the Bucks back in 2008, Budenholzer has led Milwaukee to a very impressive 172-65 regular season record.
“Bud is a great coach and a fantastic partner to work with every day as we build a team that consistently competes for championships,” said Bucks general manager Jon Horst. “We’re extremely grateful for the leadership Bud provides, and we look forward to building on the success we’ve had over the last three years and congratulate Bud on this well-deserved extension.”
A well-deserved contract extension!