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Doc Rivers’ contract: How much do the Bucks pay Adrian Griffin, Mike Budenholzer as head coach?

The Milwaukee Bucks find themselves in an unusual and expensive situation after the recent coaching changes, with financial commitments to three head coaches for the 2024 NBA season. Here’s a breakdown of the salaries the Bucks are on the hook for each coach:

Doc Rivers Contract

Doc Rivers Contract: Doc Rivers, the newly appointed head coach, signed a contract expected to be around $40 million. The deal spans four seasons, running through the 2026-27 season, translating to an annual salary of approximately $10 million.

Adrian Griffin Contract

Despite Adrian Griffin’s short stint as head coach, lasting only 43 games, he is still entitled to compensation. The Bucks are committed to paying Griffin through the 2026-27 season, mirroring Rivers’ contract duration. Griffin’s reported salary at the time of hiring was approximately $4 million per year, resulting in an additional $12 million payout over the next three seasons.

Mike Budenholzer Contract

Mike Budenholzer, the former head coach, was relieved of his duties after the 2023 NBA playoffs. His contract, with two years remaining at the time of departure, amounted to $16 million. This means the Bucks are currently paying him roughly $8 million for this season, with an additional $8 million due for the following season before Budenholzer’s contract concludes after the 2024-25 season.

The Bucks’ financial commitment to three head coaches reflects the challenges and costs associated with coaching changes in the NBA, highlighting the complexities of managing team dynamics and performance expectations.

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