Mike Budenholzer was rewarded on Tuesday for guiding the Milwaukee Bucks to the NBA championship with a multi-year contract extension.
In accordance with ESPN, it’s a three-year extension on prime of the one-year left on his former deal, holding Budenholzer on the job till the summer season of 2025.
As a part of the announcement, Bucks homeowners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan mentioned in a press release: “What an unimaginable journey we have been on, and successful the NBA championship this season makes us respect how troublesome it’s to win and the way grateful we’re to have one of the best gamers and coaches in place to get the job accomplished.
“Mike’s sturdy management, teaching experience, dedication to participant growth, and adaptableness have been instrumental as we work collectively to compete for and win championships.”
Budenholzer added: “The appreciation I’ve for being part of the Bucks group is tough to specific. The gamers make the success occur on and off the court docket.
“Now we have one of the best gamers, and to them, I’m grateful. They’ve grown, and we have grown collectively over the last three seasons.
“All of us cannot wait to get again to work and face the nice problem of competing once more for an NBA championship.”
Budenholzer has been accountable for the Bucks for 3 seasons. In his first two years, he led the membership to one of the best document within the Japanese Convention each instances, however the Bucks misplaced to the Toronto Raptors within the 2019 convention finals and to the Miami Warmth within the 2020 convention semifinals.
This 12 months, Milwaukee completed third within the East within the common season, however then received previous the Warmth, the Brooklyn Nets, and the Atlanta Hawks within the Japanese Convention playoffs, after which beat the Phoenix Suns within the NBA Finals.
Budenholzer has a 162-65 regular-season document with Milwaukee to go along with a 31-17 playoff mark.
After 17 years as an assistant for Greg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs, which included 4 NBA championships, he was the pinnacle coach in Atlanta from 2013-2018. He produced a 213-197 regular-season document and a 17-22 post-season ledger with the Hawks.
He was chosen the NBA Coach of the 12 months in 2015 with Atlanta and in 2019 in Milwaukee.
The 2021 championship, sparked by star large man Giannis Antetokounmpo, was Milwaukee’s first since Lew Alcindor (who later turned often known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) led the Bucks to the 1971 crown.