The Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA) fired coach Adrian Griffin seven months after his appointment.
The Milwaukee club announced on the 24th (Korea Standard Time) that it had fired coach Griffin, and that coach Joe Prunty would take over as acting coach until the appointment of a successor.
Milwaukee appointed Griffin in June last year, and the regular season of the 2023-2024 season, its first season, has just passed half.
In addition, Milwaukee has a winning percentage of 30 wins and 13 losses, the second-largest in the league, and has 5 wins and 1 loss in the last six games, so the dismissal of the coach is a somewhat unexpected move.마카오카지노주소
It became the first time in eight years that David Blatt, head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers, who was ranked first in the Eastern Conference with 30 wins and 11 losses (73.2% win rate) in January 2016, stepped down during the season.
Milwaukee, the winner of the NBA in the 2020-2021 season, removed Mike Budenholzer from his post after being eliminated in the first round of last season’s playoffs, and put Griffin at the helm.
Former head coach Budenholzer put the team in the playoffs for all five seasons in his tenure and even won the championship, but he was replaced as a result of his elimination in the first round of the playoffs last season.
Since Griffin’s appointment, Milwaukee has won the title by recruiting Damien Lillard from the Portland Trail Blazers.
Milwaukee is the team that is determined to return to the top of the league for the first time in three years by forming a strong “one-two punch” with the existing Yanis Antetokounmpo.
ESPN, a U.S. sports media outlet, explained the reason for the manager’s replacement, saying, “Milbury’s defense index fell from fourth place in the league last season to 22nd place this season,” adding, “It recently gave up 135 points and 113 points in two consecutive games against the Detroit Pistons, the lowest team in the league.”
ESPN added, “Rivers, former Philadelphia 76ers coach, is mentioned as the successor.”