Per a report from NBA.com’s David Aldridge, former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will be taking most of his assistant coaching staff with him to Milwaukee:
Expect top assistant Darvin Ham to join Mike Budenholzer in Milwaukee, per sources, along with most, if not all, of his former Hawks coaching staff.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) May 17, 2018
It was reported about a half hour previously that Budenholzer and the Bucks had agreed to a contract and now it looks as though he’s already gotten a head start on his staff. Led by Darvin Ham, the Hawks had more than a half-dozen assistant coaches, trainers, and other personnel working under Budenholzer last season and while it’s not clear which of the staff will be leaving for Milwaukee, it’s safe to assume the Lloyd Pierce’s bench next season will look very different from Budenholzer’s last year.
With that said, discussions are reportedly ongoing but no official decisions have been made with regard to Atlanta’s assistant staff, per Chris Vivlamore of the AJC.
There have been discussions on Mike Budenholzer bringing his Atlanta staff to Milwaukee - at top of list of priorities - but nothing official at this point.— Chris Vivlamore (@CVivlamoreAJC) May 17, 2018
There has been much speculation on which assistant coaches would remain with the team with the leadership change, but it seems Pierce will have to remake most of the bench for the upcoming season. Of the Hawks’ assistant coaches from last season, only Chris Jent has experience with Pierce; the two worked together in Cleveland in the late 00s during LeBron James’ first stint with the Cavaliers.