Mike Budenholzer Rumors
Matt Velazquez: “I’m very hopeful that the majority of my staff will come with me,” Mike Budenholzer said. Noted Jon Horst has been great at working with him & staff is a priority. Believes in the group he had in ATL, but is open sitting down with other assistants, including prior Bucks coaches.
One of the final steps was a meeting between Budenholzer and the team’s top two players under contract for next season — Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton. That meeting took place early on Wednesday at an undisclosed dining establishment in Milwaukee.
“How do I explain — it was not like an interview, it was not like an introduction,” Antetokounmpo told the Journal Sentinel on Thursday at the combine where his younger brother, Kostas, is among the participants. “I was aware that me and Khris were going to talk to him, but I wasn’t aware what decision we made. I just talked to him. We had a private place, a private little area that we went to, me and Khris and Bud. By the way, the food was great there.”
Antetokounmpo is looking forward to getting deeper into Budenholzer’s line of thinking and building a stronger relationship. “It’s exciting,” Antetokounmpo said. “I’d like to get the chance to talk to him again before I start working out. I would love to work out in his plan. I want to see our plays, I want to see the game plan, I want to make myself better through his game. Yeah, I think it’s going to be exciting. I can’t wait to play for him. Hopefully we can win some games.”