Report: Bucks expected to pursue Budenholzer

With the coaching situation in flux, the Milwaukee Bucks are expected to contact former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer to schedule an interview, according to a report from from The New York Post.

Budenholzer, who parted ways with the Hawks following the season, is said to be attending a coaching clinic in China. He has also been linked to the openings with the New York Knicks and Phoenix Suns, though he removed himself from consideration for the Suns’ job.

The Post reported that Budenholzer recently talked of preparing a presentation for the Bucks.

The Bucks fired Jason Kidd at midseason, replacing him with interim coach Joe Prunty — who led the team to a 21-16 record. The Bucks also battled the Boston Celtics in the first round of the playoffs before falling in Game 7.

Despite a solid run, though, Prunty is not expected to return next season, leaving the door open for the likes of Budenholzer.

With dynamic forward Giannis Antetokounmpo as their headline player, the Bucks’ coaching vacancy is certain to draw plenty of interest.

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