MADISON (WKOW) -- Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer has been named a co-recipient of the Michael H. Goldberg National Basketball Coaches Association Coach of the Year award. Oklahoma City's Billy Donovan was the other honoree. Budenholzer also won the award last year.
“First, congrats to Billy Donovan for the outstanding job he and his staff have done with the Oklahoma City Thunder,” said Budenholzer in a statement. “Another great year of coaching by Billy and, again, another great year of work by all the head coaches in the NBA. Thank you all for your vote and support. Thank you to our dedicated players and staff in Milwaukee. The players are special, the staff is special and I’m beyond fortunate to coach this great team and for this great organization.
“Celebrating the memory of Michael H. Goldberg and continuing to bring honor to his great legacy of work on behalf of all NBA Coaches gives the Award additional significant meaning. Those of us lucky enough to know and work with Michael know how much he did for the sport and for coaches. As Michael was a terrific advocate for all of us, may we use our platform to raise awareness and speak out on the need for social justice, equality and inclusiveness in our society.”
Budenholzer has led the Bucks to a 54-13 record. Milwaukee leads the NBA standings. Budenholzer has posted a 114-35 record in two seasons in Milwaukee.