1. Making the most of his parts
Budenholzer’s best ability, even more so than his in-game management, is his ability to maximize the talent of the players.
Under his tutelage players like DeMarre Carroll, Kyle Korver and Jeff Teague have all played the best basketball of their career. Caroll went from someone who wasn’t even in the rotation with the Utah Jazz to a double-digit scorer with the Hawks the next season. He then used that to cash in on a nice, fat contract with the Toronto Raptors two seasons later.
Korver and Teague made the only All-Star game appearances of their career under Budenholzer and are just a few of the many players who have seen their careers elevated when coming across their former head coach.
The Bucks have a few underachieving players that would help take them to the next level if they were able to maximize their skills. Imagine, Snell averaging 12 points a game thanks to his 40 percent three-point shooting. Thon Maker is able to grab rebounds and knock down shots consistently. Eric Bledsoe is able to stay engaged on defense.
Those are some of the situations fans can look forward to with Budenholzer at the helm.