No. 3 – Coaching
Understandably, Adrian Griffin will take a little bit to get acclimated to being the head coach of a title-contending team.
What’s not understandable is Milwaukee coming out flat and lifeless in their four losses this season. How many times has Milwaukee been down immediately in the first quarter, only to have to attempt to make a comeback? Why has Milwaukee started games so poorly? The team has a solid starting lineup and four capable defenders. What’s the reason for so many open threes’ and layups?
At some point, the adjustment period had to end, and General Manager Jon Horst hired Adrian Griffin because he and ownership wanted a new voice in the locker room. The NBA season started nearly a month ago, and Milwaukee’s effort on both ends of the floor hasn’t consistently been there.
Before the season, Giannis put the onus on the organization to help build a championship team, but right now, this team is miles behind that goal. It’s up to Adrian Griffin to get Milwaukee back to their winning ways. Otherwise, the rest of the regular season will be a struggle, which could lead to an early-round exit in the postseason.
It’ll be interesting to see if Adrian Griffin and the Milwaukee Bucks can turn this season around.