Sources: Mike Budenholzer agrees to become Bucks’ next coach

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Mike Budenholzer has agreed in principle to a four-year contract to become the Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach, league sources told ESPN.

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

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

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

    Budenholzer, who previously had coached the Atlanta Hawks, met

    Article source: http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/23524226/mike-budenholzer-agrees-become-milwaukee-bucks-new-head-coach

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