Budenholzer still Bucks’ favorite; Raptors, too?

Former Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer is the front-runner for the Bucks' opening, per multiple reports.

Mike Budenholzer appears to be moving closer to becoming the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, with ESPN reporting the sides have scheduled a second round of interviews.

Ashish Mathur of Amico Hoops reported last week that Budenholzer has been the Bucks’ primary target since he parted ways with the Atlanta Hawks fater the season.

He is also considered the top candidate for the Toronto Raptors’ opening, according to ESPN.

Budenholzer compiled a 213-197 record in five seasons with the Hawks. He also interviewed with the Phoenix Suns but removed himself for consideration last month.

The Raptors fired Dwane Casey after seven seasons and two straight playoff sweeps at the hands of LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.

G League coach Jerry Stackhouse and Raptors assistant Nick Nurse are said to be two other considerations in Toronto. The Bucks, meanwhile, have reportedly spoken to no less than eight or nine candidates.

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