(Milwaukee, WI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks have hired the most in-demand candidate available to be their new head coach.
N-B-A sources report the Bucks have reached an agreement with former Atlanta coach Mike Budenholzer after interviewing seven candidates. He takes over a franchise which hasn't made it to the second round of the N-B-A playoffs in 17 years. The deal was signed after the new coach was spotted having breakfast with Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton Wednesday. The other finalist for the Milwaukee job was San Antonio Spurs assistant Ettore Messina.