The Milwaukee Bucks’ search for a new head coach is currently intensifying, new rumors suggest.
For the past several days, candidates have been interviewing for the opening, and more are on the horizon. Reports of how those interviews are going and how the front office is looking at some of the candidates have surfaced, so it is time to dive deeper into some of the rumors.
NBA insider reveals new intel on the state of Bucks’ coaching search
Yahoo Sports insider Jake Fischer recently dropped an intel-filled piece about the Bucks’ search, and it’s loaded with intriguing tidbits. First and foremost, Fischer notes that the team is in no rush to find their next head coach. This should not be surprising, given that they have been linked to over a dozen names to this point and have not slowed down.
Fischer also noted that Monty Williams, who was recently let go by the Phoenix Suns, is expected to factor prominently into Milwaukee’s decision process. It’s been made clear that the Bucks like Williams, so it’s not too far-fetched to call him the front-runner for the gig right now. He’s also a candidate for the Philadelphia 76ers’ opening, so the Bucks will not be alone in trying to get him.
Interestingly enough, Fischer also reports that Scott Brooks left a strong impression during his interview with the team. Brooks is not high on the wishlists of many, so it would be interesting to hear what went down in that interview. The Portland Trail Blazers’ assistant is an under-the-radar name to keep an eye on in this coaching search after this recent news dropped.
Charles Lee, who has served as an assistant under Mike Budenholzer for years, is expected to be seriously considered for the opening. It certainly would be interesting if the Bucks went with the associate head coach for Mike Budenholzer after letting him go, but many seem to want the Bucks to wipe the slate entirely clean and start with a fresh voice entirely.
Finally, the Bucks are expected to interview Will Weaver, the head coach of Paris Basketball of LNB Pro A. It’s not wrong to say that the Bucks are indeed casting a wide net with these candidates.
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