Throughout their first six contests of the 2023-24 NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks have been through their share of ups and downs.
With that, a lot of early overreactions have come out. It’s incredibly difficult to judge a team based on their first six games, especially with all of the new parts in town, from the coaching staff down. On top of that, the Bucks are currently 4-2, so it’s not as if they’ve outright imploded. With all that out of the way, let’s break down the three biggest overreactions on this team thus far.
Overreaction No. 1 – The Milwaukee Bucks should fire Adrian Griffin
This was a popular phrase flying around social media early this season, but it was at its height on the night of Nov 1. after the Bucks suffered a blowout loss to the Toronto Raptors. Following the game, a decent chunk of Bucks fans were calling for the team to part ways with Griffin, believing he was not the right man for the job.
To call for someone’s job a mere four games into their tenure is insane, especially for a first-time head coach. Nobody expected Griffin to be perfect right out of the gates, and that’s even with the talent on this roster. There were expected to be some growing pains, and that’s exactly what has happened throughout this handful of games.
Following that blowout loss north of the border, Griffin immediately made major adjustments to how the team operates, particularly defensively. It was a huge bump in the road, and as they say, adversity builds character. As a first-time head coach, Griffin may endure some struggles, but that may set the stage to help him find his footing down the line.
Griffin hasn’t been close to perfect, but he deserves more than a few games before people start demanding they move on.