Bucks to Hire Raptors Assistant Adrian Griffin as Coach

The Bucks intend to hire Raptors lead assistant Adrian Griffin as head coach, per Shams Charania, Eric Nehm and Eric Korean of The Athletic.Adrian Griffin

Griffin, 48, has been an assistant with the Raptors since 2018. He has also served as an assistant with the Thunder, Magic, Bulls and Bucks since 2008, when he retired as a journeyman forward.

Along with the Bucks, heโ€™s been considered a candidate at multiple spots over the past several seasons. He won a championship under Nick Nurse with Toronto in 2019.

Griffin reportedly met with Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo before emerging from a large pool of candidates and landing the job. 

Milwaukee was looking for a replacement for Mike Budenholzer, who coached the franchise to a championship in 2021 but was fired following this past season.

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