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The Redemption of Mike Budenholzer, Part I: The Ascent

Has there been an NBA head coach in recent decades who has had as unique of a journey while coaching a single team as Mike Budenholzer? If so, I’m welcome to hearing why, because most coaches who undergo what he did are fired and the memory of their tenure tossed aside. As we Bucks fans bask in the glory of the franchise’s first ring in fifty years, I think it’s prudent to heap a mountain of credit on Bud, particularly after how many fans derided him. Before we belly up to the table and eat a plate of some delicious and championship-flavored crow, though, let’s take a look at how we got here.