February 20, 2024

The Milwaukee Bucks have dismissed head coach Adrian Griffin from his put up regardless of the group proudly owning a 30-13 file to begin the season, per ESPN. 

The Bucks are anticipated to call assistant coach Joe Prunty as interim head coach whereas they convey in an skilled head coach. 

Doc Rivers is “close to the highest of the record,” ESPN provides. 

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Head coach Adrian Griffin of the Bucks throughout the recreation towards the Sacramento Kings at Fiserv Discussion board on Jan. 14, 2024, in Milwaukee.  (John Fisher/Getty Photographs)

Milwaukee continues to shock the basketball world, as Mike Budenholzer was let go after a shock early exit in final yr’s NBA Playoffs. They hand-picked Griffin, however regardless of the file, they clearly didn’t like one thing about his teaching. 

That 30-13 mark is the second-best file within the NBA, solely behind the Boston Celtics at 34-10 on the yr. So what precisely the problem was with Griffin and the Bucks stays to be seen. 

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Milwaukee is stocked with All-Stars on its roster, headlined by Giannis Antetokounmpo and Damian Lillard. 

The addition of Lillard to a bunch that additionally consists of Khris Middleton, Malik Beasley and Brook Lopez has paid dividends for a group itching for an additional NBA title. 

Bucks head coach Adrian Griffin reacts to a name throughout the Sacramento Kings at Fiserv Discussion board on Jan. 14, 2024, in Milwaukee. (John Fisher/Getty Photographs)

As for Griffin, he’ll attempt to comprehend this untimely departure after serving as an assistant coach on a number of groups since 2008 to get this chance as head coach. 

Griffin was an assistant with the Bucks to begin the 2008-09 NBA season. He served two years earlier than shifting to the Chicago Bulls. After 5 seasons within the Windy Metropolis, Griffin made a cease on the Orlando Magic earlier than delivery to the Oklahoma Metropolis Thunder. 

By the 2018-19 season, the Toronto Raptors grew to become the house of Griffin, who set himself aside from the remainder of his fellow assistants to the purpose the place he was a prime head teaching candidate. 

Adrian Griffin looks on court

Head coach Adrian Griffin of the Bucks throughout the Golden State Warriors recreation at Fiserv Discussion board on Jan. 13, 2024, in Milwaukee. (Patrick McDermott/Getty Photographs)

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However the Bucks produce other issues in thoughts for his or her group this season, and shall be looking rapidly to search out Griffin’s alternative.