Bucks Could Challenge Knicks For Budenholzer

The Bucks pose a threat to the Knicks in the pursuit of ex-Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post.

The Knicks are reportedly focused on Budenholzer and ex-Cavs coach David Blatt to replace Jeff Hornacek, who was fired after the season. But if Milwaukee decides not to remove the interim tag from Joe Prunty, several league sources told Berman that the Bucks would join the Budenholzer sweepstakes. The Bucks are already a playoff team and have a young superstar in Giannis Antetokounmpo, adding to their appeal, Berman continues.

Prunty was named interim coach of the Bucks in late January when they fired Jason Kidd. The Bucks responded by making the playoffs and testing the Celtics to the limit in the opening round of the playoffs. Milwaukee hasn’t made any announcement regarding Prunty’s status.

The Bucks’ president is former Knicks executive Peter Feigin.

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4 thoughts on “Bucks Could Challenge Knicks For Budenholzer

  1. padam

    Considering the Knicks interviewed Mike Woodson, it’s just a matter of time before we all see the post “Knicks bring Hornacek in for interview.” Sadly, Dolan and the Knicks are Onion material.

    • Reflect

      So your criticism is that they are keeping an open mind?

      It would be worse to just refuse to consider a candidate simply because they already worked for the Knicks under a previous regime.

  2. Chris

    I think Bud would be perfect in Milwaukee. They clearly have all the talent necessary to succeed but they need to run a system. Look at what great coaching can do to just an above average squad in the Celtics

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