Milwaukee Bucks: The top 5 most-likely coaching candidates

DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach David Blatt of the Cleveland Cavaliers leads his team against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on December 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Cavaliers defeated the Nuggets 93-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - DECEMBER 29: Head coach David Blatt of the Cleveland Cavaliers leads his team against the Denver Nuggets at Pepsi Center on December 29, 2015 in Denver, Colorado. The Cavaliers defeated the Nuggets 93-87. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images) /
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BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 15: David Blatt of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA – DECEMBER 15: David Blatt of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on during the first quarter against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on December 15, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) /

2. David Blatt

David Blatt was supposed to be a genius when he became the head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014. Blatt, who had cut his teeth overseas as a very successful head coach, was expected to bring that same savvy and winning attitude to the NBA.

Unfortunately, it didn’t appear to go as well. At least as far as X’s and O’s go. Despite going 53-29 his first season and 30-11 halfway through his second year, the Cavaliers fired him in the middle of the season. Most of it was due to Blatt’s personal relationship (or lack thereof) with his players.

Blatt was very stubborn and didn’t work very hard to get to know the players. This lack of connection led to a divide in the locker room and he’s now known as the coach LeBron James doesn’t like.

We all hope that wouldn’t happen with Antetokounmpo if Blatt got hired, but hopefully, he’s changed his approach. He’s still a very well respected X’s and O’s guy and is easily the best on this list. That type of scheming would be welcome in Milwaukee and puts him ahead of the other three candidates that have come so far.