“Great guys. Amazing staff. So glad we can continue together,” Budenholzer said.
Budenholzer and the Hawks mutually agreed to part ways following the season despite the fact he had two years remaining on his contract. Budenholzer was granted permission to interview with other several other teams shortly after the season and talked to the Suns and Knicks, jobs he did not get, before he was hired by the Bucks last month. The former NBA Coach of the Year (2015) was an long-time assistant for the Spurs under Gregg Popovich before taking over the Hawks in 2013.
For Ham, Budenholzer’s lead assistant, it is a return to Milwaukee. As part of his eight-year NBA career, Ham played for the Bucks from 1999-2002.