The Milwaukee Bucks are casting a wide net in their search for a new head coach, but Mike Budenholzer and Monty Williams are reportedly the current favorites, per Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times.
As many as 10 candidates could interview for the job, including Ettore Messina and Steve Clifford. Spurs assistant Becky Hammon will also interview, trying to become the first female head coach in NBA history, per Wojnarowski.
Of all the candidates, however, Budenholzer might have had the most recent success.
Although the Hawks are coming off a poor season finishing 24-58, the coach is 213-197 in the past five years. He won the NBA Coach of the Year award in 2014-15, leading Atlanta to the No. 1 seed in the East with a trip to the conference finals.
This year was the first time his team didn't reach the playoffs.
Meanwhile, Williams also has experience as a head coach but went just 173-221 in five years in New Orleans. The team reached the postseason just twice in that time, winning two total playoff games.
Like Budenholzer, he also has front office experience. He spent the past two seasons as the executive vice president of basketball operations for the Spurs.
No matter who the Bucks select, they will hope the new coach will get the most out of a talented young squad led by Giannis Antetokounmpo, Khris Middleton and others.