Report: Budenholzer agrees to become Bucks coach

Report: Budenholzer agrees to become Bucks coach
Mike Budenholzer file photo

Mike Budenholzer has agreed to become the Milwaukee Bucks next head coach, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The contract is reportedly a four-year deal.

Here's more from Wojnarowski:

The Bucks negotiated a deal with Budenholzer's representative on Wednesday, hours after a breakfast meeting with All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, league sources said.

For general manager Jon Horst, Budenholzer was long his top target and a finalized contract is expected to be completed soon, league sources said.

The other finalist for the job, San Antonio assistant Ettore Messina, was informed that he was out of the running on Wednesday, league sources said.

Budenholzer hit the market after parting ways with the rebuilding Atlanta Hawks in April, a decision the franchise deemed as mutual.

During five seasons in Atlanta, Budenholzer guided the Hawks to four postseason trips, including a 60-win season in 2015 that ended with Coach of the Year honors.

His head coaching record is 213-197 in the regular season and 17-22 in the postseason.

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