3. Hired Mike Budenholzer
This was a home run move and a great way to tip-off the Bucks’ 2018 offseason. Budenholzer was the best coach available and should be able to implement a highly successful system in Milwaukee similar to his days with the Atlanta Hawks.
Offensively, Budenholzer loves to rely on ball movement and off-ball screening in order to create good looks for his team. This is a great way to take pressure of the players to create shots on every possession. With Antetokounmpo’s ability to cut off the ball, look for him to get more easy baskets than ever this year.
Defensively, he’s used an aggressive trapping scheme in the past. However, he hasn’t been as committed to it as Kidd was. Hopefully, he can show some flexibility and adapt other styles of defense if the trapping isn’t working. Especially with Lopez at center, the Bucks aren’t going to be able to trap on ball screens like in the past. Let’s see what Budenholzer does with this talented team.