Mike Budenholzer, Monty Williams Favorites For Bucks Job?

According to Gery Woelfel of The Journal Times, former Hawks’ head coach Mike Budenholzer and Spurs’ vice president of basketball operations Monty Williams appear to be the favorites for the Bucks‘ head coaching job, according to league sources.

We’ve noted the Bucks’ interest in Budenholzer several different times in the recent past, and we just relayed yesterday the team’s plan to interview Williams, so the report isn’t altogether surprising. However, it’s interesting to see that some NBA sources view Budenholzer and Williams as higher on Milwaukee’s wish list than other previously named candidates such as Steve Clifford or David Blatt.

Budenholzer, 48, was the head coach of the Hawks for five seasons from 2013 to 2018, while Williams, 46, last coached for the Thunder during the 2015/16 season after being the head man in New Orleans for five seasons from 2010 to 2015.

Other candidates for the Bucks’ head coaching vacancy include Spurs’ assistants Ettore MessinaBecky Hammon, and James Borrego, as well as interim coach Joe Prunty.

Keep up with all the latest coaching developments with our 2018 NBA Head Coaching Search Tracker.

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