3 Key takeaways from Adrian Griffin’s first press conference with the Bucks

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2 – He wants to choose the right assistant coaches

This week, it was announced that former Portland Trail Blazers head coach Terry Stotts will be part of the coaching staff for the coming season. Having a veteran like Stotts alongside Griffin is integral to helping him through the process of developing into his own head coach. Having worked as both an assistant and head coach for the Bucks prior to that is also key in his addition.

With his offensive style, he compliments Griffin perfectly in working together to scheme a game on both ends of the court. The Bucks’ problem in recent seasons has been on the offensive end of the court, and Stotts will look to freshen it up and help the players score when it matters most.

Griffin mentioned in his press conference that he was looking for assistants that complement his style, per Eric Nehm. The main coaching attributes he is looking for are being offensively minded and being able to manage the game down the stretch, both of which Stotts can help with. He continued to discuss how he is looking for coaches with great character and creativity.

The final point on this is what Griffin said about Stotts. Saying, “To get a guy like Terry is a home run,” and he did his background research before deciding to add him to his staff, not just on his coaching ability, but also on what he can bring to Milwaukee as a person.

Alongside Stotts, there is a great base for the coaching staff, and we will have to see if the Bucks look to bring in more experience to surround Griffin and aid him in developing his style and implementing it on the team.