The Milwaukee Bucks yesterday employed Adrian Griffin as their new head coach.
Griffin, who turns into the seventeenth head coach in franchise historical past, brings 15 seasons of NBA teaching expertise to the Bucks, most just lately spending the final 5 seasons as an assistant coach with the Toronto Raptors.
“Adrian is a widely-respected coach and former participant, who brings nice management and expertise to our workforce,” mentioned Bucks basic supervisor Jon Horst. “His championship-level teaching pedigree, character, basketball acumen and talent to attach with and develop gamers make him the perfect alternative to steer our workforce. He has earned this chance.”
“I’m extremely honored and grateful to Wes, Jamie, Dee, Jimmy and Jon to be named the pinnacle coach of the Milwaukee Bucks,” mentioned Griffin. “The Bucks are a championship group and I’m thrilled to work with a longtime roster of excessive character and gifted gamers. I’m excited to be again in Milwaukee and I can’t wait to get began.”
“Adrian is well-regarded all through the NBA, and we imagine that his huge expertise working below and enjoying for profitable head coaches makes him the appropriate individual to information our workforce in competing for championships,” mentioned Bucks co-owners Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan and Dee and Jimmy Haslam. “Following a widespread teaching search, we’re extraordinarily impressed by Adrian’s management and communication abilities and welcome him to the Bucks household.”