Former Atlanta Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has reached an agreement to become the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is for four years, per Wojnarowski.
The 48-year-old Budenholzer was reportedly the top focus for the Toronto Raptors as they continue their search for a new coach after firing Dwane Casey on May 11.
Despite meeting with Budenholzer on Monday, Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors never made Budenholzer an offer. With Budenholzer now apparently off the market, the Raptors could turn to team assistants Rex Kalamian and Nick Nurse, or Raptors 905 coach Jerry Stackhouse all of which are reportedly being considered for the vacant job.
Budenholzer began his NBA coaching career with the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant under Gregg Popovich. He spent 17 seasons with the Spurs, who won four championships during his time there ('99,'03,’05 and '07).
Joining the Hawks in 2013, Budenholzer spent five seasons there, posting a record of 213-197 over his tenure. In 2015, the Hawks won 60 games with Budenholzer taking home Coach of The Year honours for that season.