Sean Sweeney Rumors
The only reason any of that is noteworthy has to do with Saturday’s game against the Utah Jazz. After the game, video surfaced of Antetokounmpo yelling threats at Sweeney on the bench during the second half before being held back by teammates. It was an intense moment, but there were no residual effects Sunday as they got back to work. “That’s what me and Sweeney do,” Antetokounmpo said, later pointing to Sweeney grinning across the gym and remarking that Sweeney is usually loath to crack a smile. “You always fight with your brothers. It’s something common. Me and Sweeney we’re so tight. He always speaks the truth to me and I always speak the truth to him. We’ve done this in the past, just this time it was caught on national TV.
“But me and Sweeney we’re OK, that’s what we do — we fight, we argue, but at the end of the day, we both want to win. I don’t think there’s anybody from this team who wants to win more than Sweeney and me and coach (Jason) Kidd, of course.”
Tim Bontemps: This whole thing is very silly. There are few relationships between player and coach in the league closer than the one between Giannis and Sweeney. Emotions run hot in games all the time.
The lithe Maker averaged 14.2 points and raised some eyebrows with his consistent and strong rebounding, averaging 9.6 boards a game. But it wasn’t the numbers that Maker put up during summer league competitionthat the Bucks were most concerned about, according to Sean Sweeney, who served as the Bucks head coach. “I thought he did a great,’’ Sweeney said of Maker. “Our goal was daily improvement, not to skip any steps, try to improve each day and try to do the best he could every time he stepped on the floor and try to put together as many good plays as he could, as many good possessions as he could and I thought he did a great job in checking those boxes.’’