Giannis Antetokounmpo Calls Out Dysfunctional Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo Calls Out Dysfunctional Milwaukee Bucks

Giannis Antetokounmpo is understandably frustrated with the Milwaukee Bucks’ front office at the moment.

Over the past six months, the multiple-time All-Star and league MVP has had four separate head coaches. The most recent man to get the job, Doc Rivers, stepped in for Adrian Griffin after 43 games.

At the time Rivers took the position, the Bucks were 30-13 and tied for the second-best record in the NBA.

Now the squad is 35-21 and a mere 1.5 games ahead of the New York Knicks for fourth place in the Eastern Conference. Moreover, Milwaukee is 3-7 in their last 10 outings and lost two straight heading into All-Star Weekend.

In a conversation with Rob Peterson of The Athletic, Antetokounmpo called out the Bucks for their ridiculous dysfunctionality over the past year – particularly as it pertains to the head coaching position.

“It’s hard. It’s hard,” he admitted. “This is my fourth coach in the span of six months. Coach (Mike Budenholzer), coach (Adrian Griffin), (interim) coach Joe (Prunty) and Doc.

“Different philosophy, different game plan. It’s hard. It’s draining. I’m a student of the game. When somebody asks me to do something, I try to do it to the best of my ability. I try to understand what we’re trying to accomplish, both so I can understand and so I can be there for my teammates when they ask questions.”

When the Bucks got Damian Lillard this past summer everyone thought they would be a shoe in for the NBA Finals. Instead, Lillard has been besieged by an extremely messy divorce and been forced into new schemes every time a fresh coach is installed.

Again, Antetokounmpo’s frustration is understandable. Especially considering it is unclear how much Rivers will actually help his team.

There is a reason a rival team recommended him to the Bucks – and it likely wasn’t out of the goodness of their hearts.

There is still plenty of time for Milwaukee to turn its season around.

That is the nature of the NBA’s long calendar.

If the Bucks don’t make it deep in the playoffs this year, though, it will be interesting to see what that means for Antetokounmpo’s future with the franchise.

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Anthony Amador

A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.
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