In news that is shocking to nobody, the New York Post is reporting that the Bucks could get in the way of the Knicks hiring Mike Budenholzer.
One person familiar with the situation said Budenholzer, who interviewed with the Knicks last week, recently talked of preparing a presentation for the Bucks and Knicks.
Why would Bud prefer the Bucks?
[Bucks] president is former Knicks executive Peter Feigin and they are financed by New Yorkers Wes Edens and Marc Lasry.
The Bucks’ roster is far more accomplished than the Knicks’ group, especially since superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo is close to entering his prime years and Kristaps Porzingis (ACL surgery) may not play next season, at least if you believe Dolan’s remarks to The Post.
And, frankly, his acumen is exactly what the Bucks need. The thing that proved to be a hallmark of Budenholzer’s time with the Hawks was his ability to develop and improve talent. That was the case year after year, as “Hawks University” refined one player after another and took their games to a new level.