As the Milwaukee Bucks still feel that championship glow from winning the NBA title a little over a month ago, most of their offseason work had been completed with the NBA Draft and free agency. With the roster more or less in place, Jon Horst had one last piece of business to handle involving coach Mike Budenholzer. Per some reporter who puts teams in the tampering crossfire, Coach Bud was rewarded for this past season with a three year contract extension.
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed head coach Mike Budenholzer to a multi-year contract extension.https://t.co/GHrXthq7SG— Milwaukee Bucks (@Bucks) August 25, 2021
Coach Bud had one year left on his deal but it always felt like he would get the extension after coaching Milwaukee to the title and now will have him locked in till the end of the 2024-25 season. This extension now allows him to coach for most of Giannis Supermax contract, the remainder of Khris Middleton’s and Jrue Holiday’s contract.
Budenholzer faced plenty of criticism the past few seasons for a variety of reasons, but the players consistently to spoke highly of the positive environment he had created and maintained, especially compared to the toxic environment Budenholzer’s predecessor had over the team. As long as Coach Bud keeps Milwaukee in title contention, it seems as though he won’t be leaving Milwaukee unless he chooses to do so.