Mike Budenholzer’s first year with the Milwaukee Bucks has ended with him receiving the ultimate individual honor for a coach.
Budenholzer has received the Coach of the Year title for his team’s regular season performance at the NBA Awards Monday night. He took the award over Michael Malone of the Denver Nuggets and Doc Rivers of the L.A. Clippers.
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Budenholzer teared up during his speech when addressing his kids.
“You guys make me proud every day. You inspire me every day,” he said.
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Milwaukee went 60-22 in Budenholzer’s first Brew City campaign, earning the NBA’s best regular season record.
In the postseason, the Bucks reached the NBA Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in 18 years and came within six wins of their first NBA title since 1971.
This is Budenholzer’s second Coach of the Year award. He won his first in 2014-15 with the Atlanta Hawks.
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