Latest Mike Budenholzer News

NBA champion Bucks sign Budenholzer to contract extension

Aug. 24, 2021 22:00 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer has received a contract extension after guiding the team to its first NBA title in a half-century. The Bucks announced Tuesday night they had signed Budenholzer to an extension. Details weren’t disclosed. ...

Among NBA's best, Popovich still seeks golden touch with USA

Jul. 22, 2021 02:58 AM EDT

Gregg Popovich is regarded as the NBA’s best, a coach that has won five championships and kept his team near the top for a quarter of a century. In international basketball, he hasn’t yet found that golden touch. Popovich has been on the staff of...

Antetokounmpo caps extraordinary postseason as Finals MVP

Jul. 21, 2021 06:24 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Three weeks ago, a knee injury left Giannis Antetokounmpo looking 50/50 to return for the rest of the Bucks' playoff run. Look at him now. The Greek Freak delivered perhaps the best performance of his career at the best possible...

Bucks' 50-year wait ends with a title behind 50 from Giannis

Jul. 21, 2021 01:28 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo had the Larry O'Brien Trophy in one arm, the NBA Finals MVP trophy in the other and there was a cigar on the table in front of him. All the work it took to lift the Milwaukee Bucks from a team that won 15 games when he was a rookie...

Analysis: Bucks GM Jon Horst, a champion from modest roots

Jul. 21, 2021 00:00 AM EDT

So many heroes. The Milwaukee Bucks had no shortage of them on their way to this NBA championship. Giannis Antetokounmpo, of course, tops the list. Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, Brook Lopez too. Role players stepped up. Mike Budenholzer is now a champion head coach after being a champion...

Bucks edge Suns 123-119 to take 3-2 lead in NBA Finals

Jul. 18, 2021 02:28 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — Jrue Holiday seized his chance to give the Milwaukee Bucks the lead in the NBA Finals. Took it right out of Devin Booker's hands, actually. Holiday's steal and alley-oop pass to Giannis Antetokounmpo for a dunk sealed a wild Game 5...

Analysis: Popovich has to love play from Olympians in finals

Jul. 18, 2021 01:00 AM EDT

The happiest basketball coach in the world right now should be Milwaukee’s Mike Budenholzer, since he's one win away from the NBA title. The second-happiest should be USA Basketball’s Gregg Popovich. Consider what Jrue Holiday, Khris Middleton and...

Bucks' forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo in health protocol

Jul. 17, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In the most important games of this NBA season, COVID-19 continues to make its impact felt. The Milwaukee Bucks will be without reserve forward Thanasis Antetokounmpo, who was placed in the NBA's health and safety protocol before Game 5 of the finals on...

With COVID-19 on the rise, NBA pushes for finish line

Jul. 16, 2021 18:47 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns and Milwaukee Bucks continue to make tweaks, hoping to gain an advantage in the NBA Finals that's locked at 2 wins each. There have recently been reminders that another problem still lurking has the potential to alter the final round of...

Middleton sends Bucks past Suns to tie NBA Finals at 2-2

Jul. 15, 2021 01:13 AM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Khris Middleton is an All-Star with unwavering confidence in his shot, always believing that no matter how poorly he starts that he can turn things around. “Khris has no fear and he never has,” Milwaukee guard Jrue Holiday said. ...