There’s little doubt that we may be seeing the last games Mike Budenholzer coaches the Milwaukee Bucks.
The Bucks’ 2020-21 season is on the brink as they trail the Brooklyn Nets 2-0 in their Eastern Conference Semifinals series and as it shifts back to Milwaukee for Games 3 and 4. It’s not a matter of stopping the bleeding for the Bucks rather turning back time in order to reset the start of the series, but alas, that seems to go against the laws of physics.
For Budenholzer, the ground rules for his future in Milwaukee were set on the eve of the Bucks’ playoff run. The Bucks’ playoff performance and the length of their playoff run this year was going to heavily determine Bud’s future as first reported by The Athletic.
The Bucks’ first round sweep of the Miami Heat had everyone inside and outside of Milwaukee thinking this time around would be different. That was in part due to the Bucks’ many additions and the overarching evolution they have gone through over the course of the season.
Milwaukee’s series with Brooklyn, though, has obviously been a different story. After the incredibly poor performances in Games 1 and 2, the Bucks have shown that both sides are worlds apart from one another. More concerning from a Bucks perspective is the fact that they have reverted to old habits that have set the stage for their playoff downfalls under the two-time…