Atlanta Hawks

Mike Budenholzer looks to unlock Bucks' defensive potential

Preparing for Giannis Antetokounmpo kept Mike Budenholzer up at night.

Now, one of the NBA's budding superstars will be on Budenholzer's side after the former Atlanta Hawks coach was formally introduced on Monday as the new leader of the Milwaukee Bucks.

"It was miserable coaching against him and I'm so happy to be (saying), '34's on my team?'" Budenholzer said, referring to Antetokounmpo's jersey number. "That's like really cool.

"He's a nightmare to coach against, to game-plan, to figure out how you can keep him away from the basket."

No need to worry about that anymore. But Budenholzer's experience with building strong...

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