Budenholzer was arguably the biggest name on the coaching market prior to his agreement with the Bucks.
Joining the Hawks in 2013, Budenholzer spent five seasons there, posting a record of 213-197 over his tenure. Kidd had been surrounded in scrutiny started with the moment he took over as coach of the Bucks. Critics questioned his on the court tactics and his ability to manage the team. Despite Antetokounmpo finishing fourth in the league in Defensive Box Plus-Minus a year ago, the Bucks' defense ranked in the bottom half of the league in points allowed per 100 possessions. Milwaukee started out the year with Jason Kidd at head coach, but he was sacked following a 23-22 start to his fourth season with the team.
General view of the Cleveland Cavaliers playing against the Milwaukee Bucks at Bradley Center on November 3, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Hawks went 24-58 this season. Khris Middleton would join in as well.More news: This Is Biggest Concern For Me About Manchester United - Former Chelsea Star
Budenholzer inherits a Milwaukee team that is loaded with talent, but has little to show in terms of postseason success in recent years.
Budenholzer also comes to the Bucks with some hardware to prove his track record.
It looks like the Milwaukee Bucks got their prime target. A longtime former Spurs assistant in his own right, Budenholzer was hired by the Hawks in 2013, and within two seasons he produced the franchise's first 60-win season, garnering National Basketball Association coach of the year honors in the process.
The choice by the Bucks, confirmed by The Washington Post's Tim Bontemps, ends a two-week process in which the team reportedly narrowed down its list of preferred candidates to Budenholzer and San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.