Latest Mike Budenholzer News

Bucks sign general manager Jon Horst to contract extension

Oct. 15, 2021 12:21 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Bucks general manager Jon Horst has signed a multi-year contract extension after helping Milwaukee win its first NBA title in a half-century. The move comes less than two months after the Bucks signed coach Mike Budenholzer to an extension. Milwaukee...

Bucks begin their title defense after abbreviated offseason

Oct. 12, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks sure didn’t get much time to celebrate their first NBA championship n a half-century. Just three months after Giannis Antetokoumpo’s 50-point performance secured a title-clinching victory over the Phoenix Suns in Game 6 of the...

Bucks-Grizzlies game suspended after fire alarm evacuation

Oct. 05, 2021 23:43 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The exhibition game between the Milwaukee Bucks and Memphis Grizzlies was suspended after three quarters Tuesday night when a fire alarm went off, leading to evacuation of FedExForum. At the time of the delay, the Grizzlies were leading 87-77 in...

Bucks' Antetokounmpo feeling fine but monitoring his knee

Sep. 27, 2021 19:46 PM EDT

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo says he feels fine as he prepares for the Milwaukee Bucks’ title defense but will be careful with the left knee that he hyperextended during the championship run. Antetokounmpo missed the final two games of the Eastern Conference...

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...