3 – Giannis Antetokounmpo impressed Adrian Griffin
Giannis Antetokounmpo was also discussed during the press conference, and as we know, he and Khris Middleton were both consulted and involved in the head coaching search. Following his conversation with the two-time MVP, Griffin said he “was in awe, and it really stuck out that he is still hungry and humble.” We won’t know just yet how much involvement Giannis had in giving it to Griffin over other candidates, but the early signs look good.
The new head coach also brought up the talent of the roster as a whole and mentioned, specifically, Khris Middleton, Jrue Holiday, and Brook Lopez. We have discussed the idea of moving on from some of these players and the rumors surrounding them, but the Bucks roster is incredibly talented and, as we saw, had an exceptional regular season and claimed the best record in the league. Adjustments and poor play in the postseason let the team down for all their hard work.
Lori Nickel of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke to Beauchamp following the press conference, and the rookie mentioned he will be going to Greece to work out with Giannis. This shows Giannis is all in to work with MarJon and sees something in his play, also showing MarJon’s willingness to learn and develop his game which is a great sign. I personally cannot wait for his second season and hope he becomes a more regular player and sees more time on the court.
There was plenty to unravel from Adrian Griffin’s first press conference as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, most of it being positive.
Stay tuned for more on Griffin’s tenure as the Bucks head coach.