The Milwaukee Bucks have fired coach Mike Budenholzer after the Eastern Conference’s top seed, and favourite for the NBA title, crashed out of the playoffs in the first round.
That is according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, who broke the news of Budenholzer’s dismissal on Friday morning [AEST].
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Milwaukee confirmed the news shortly after in a statement.
“The decision to make this change was very difficult,” said Bucks general manager Jon Horst. “Bud helped lead our team for five incredible seasons, to the Bucks’ first title in 50 years, and into an era of sustained success. We are grateful for the culture of winning and leadership that Bud helped create in Milwaukee.
“This is an opportunity for us to…