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The Milwaukee Bucks have officially announced the hiring of Mike Budenholzer as their new coach.

A person familiar with the search had told The Associated Press on Wednesday that the Milwaukee Bucks had reached an agreement with Budenholzer Womens Ryan Shazier Jersey , the former Atlanta Hawks coach. The Bucks made the official announcement Thursday.

”The tremendously supportive fans in Milwaukee and throughout Wisconsin are waiting and ready,” Budenholzer said in a statement released by the team. ”Now it’s up to us to put all the pieces together, and I can’t wait to get started.”

Budenholzer replaces Joe Prunty, the former assistant who went 21-16 in the regular season after replacing the fired Jason Kidd in late January. The Bucks lost to Boston in seven games in the first round of the playoffs.

The 48-year-old Budenholzer went 213-197 in five seasons with the Hawks. Budenholzer was named the NBA coach of the year in 2015, when he led the Hawks to a franchise-record 60 wins and an appearance in the Eastern Conference finals.

He and the Hawks mutually agreed to part ways last month with two years remaining on his contract, allowing Budenholzer to pursue other opportunities.

Before joining the Hawks, Budenholzer spent 19 seasons with the San Antonio Spurs, including a 17-year stint as an assistant coach. The Spurs won NBA titles in 1999, 2003, 2005 and 2007 during Budenholzer’s tenure as an assistant coach.

”Mike has played a key role in building successful teams throughout his career http://www.greenbaypackersteamonline.com...wry-jersey ,” Bucks general manager Jon Horst said in a statement. ”He’s widely respected and has shown a special ability to teach and develop players. His leadership, basketball intellect, championship-level experience and communication skills make him the right fit to take our team to the next level.”

Budenholzer takes over a team that has a legitimate star in Giannis Antetokounmpo but is attempting to take the next step after making first-round playoff exits each of the last two years. The Bucks, who will be moving into a new arena in the fall, haven’t advanced beyond the first round of the postseason since reaching the Eastern Conference finals in 2001.

”There are terrific people throughout the organization, and together we have a tremendous opportunity to take the Bucks to the next level,” Budenholzer said in a statement. ”I look forward to working with our group of young and exciting players and helping us evolve in many ways to succeed on the court.”





TENNESSEE (0-0) at MIAMI (0-0)

Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, Fox

OPENING LINE – Titans by 1 1/2

RECORD VS. SPREAD – Tennessee 8-7-1, Miami 5-9-2

SERIES RECORD – Dolphins lead 20-17

LAST MEETING – Dolphins beat Titans 16-10 Tyler Ennis Jersey , Oct. 8, 2017

AP PRO32 RANKING – Titans No. 17, Dolphins No. 27

TITANS OFFENSE – OVERALL (23), RUSH (15), PASS (23).

TITANS DEFENSE – OVERALL (13), RUSH (4), PASS (25).

DOLPHINS OFFENSE – OVERALL (25), RUSH (29), PASS (18).

DOLPHINS DEFENSE – OVERALL (16), RUSH (14) Tobias Rieder Jersey , PASS (16).

STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES – Dolphins totaled six sacks and two fumble recoveries, including one in end zone, to beat Titans last year. … Dolphins’ Kenyan Drake and Titans’ Dion Lewis ranked 1-2 in NFL last season among RBs in yards after contact, according to Sportradar. Drake averaged 3.06 and Lewis 2.78. … Tennessee’s Mike Vrabel makes head coaching debut after four years as NFL assistant and 14 years as NFL LB. … Titans begin 20th season since dropping Oilers nickname. … Tennessee has won past five road openers, best in NFL. … Titans’ Marcus Mariota joins five other QBs in franchise history who have started at least four consecutive season openers: George Blanda, Dan Pastorini, Warren Moon, Steve McNair and Jake Locker. … Mariota has 104.1 passer rating in Week 1, best among active quarterbacks with at least three career starts. … Titans’ Delanie Walker has 26 TD catches and needs one to tie Frank Wycheck for franchise record by TE. … QB Ryan Tannehill returns for Dolphins after missing past 20 games because of knee injuries. In Tannehill’s final eight games of 2016 — his most recent games — he had passer rating of 100.1 Jordan Staal Jersey , and Dolphins went 7-1. … Miami newcomer Frank Gore needs 76 yards to become fourth-leading rusher in NFL history. He has 14,026 rushing yards. … Gore’s 112 consecutive games are most by active offensive skill player. … Drake became starter in November, and in final five games he rushed for 444 yards, most in NFL during that stretch. .. Miami WR Kenny Stills has career average of 16.1 yards per catch in five seasons, second best in NFL over that span. … Dolphins ranked last in NFL in third-down conversions in 2017 at 32 percent. … Miami has committed more penalties than any team in past two seasons. … Fantasy Tip: Dolphins 6-foot-6 rookie TE Mike Gesicki caught only one pass during exhibition season, but Dolphins kept package for him under wraps, and Miami anticipates he’ll be effective red-zone target.
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