Stephen A. on the Bucks' struggles: Coach Mike Budenholzer's job could be in trouble | First Take

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Stephen A. Smith weighs in on what's wrong with Giannis Antetokounmpo and the Milwaukee Bucks.
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Snore Dizzle
Snore Dizzle Acum lună
Stephen A is so incompetent
Tyler S
Tyler S Acum lună
He shouldve been fired last season. Its unacceptable for this team to not even make to the eastern conference finals by now
Simon Vittos
Simon Vittos Acum lună
Stop the cap
ClipperTown In LA
ClipperTown In LA Acum lună
Honestly unless atl going to playoffs because bog is 1st or 2nd best player biggest thing is Middleton still you second best player
J Scott
J Scott Acum lună
Get Bud outta there
Calamari Cam
Calamari Cam Acum lună
Giannis needs Chris Paul
D W Acum lună
Milwaukee needs to find a way to get Zach LaVine
Nate Cruz
Nate Cruz Acum lună
Lmao struggling? Bruh they are 3rd in the East, 2 games out of 1st place. Y’all act like they are 12-17.
Tommy Bunns
Tommy Bunns Acum lună
Marc Jack
Jokic DaGoat
Jokic DaGoat Acum lună
BJ Young
BJ Young Acum lună
Mr. Huang
Mr. Huang Acum lună
Bucks should’ve kept Brogdon
emi_ BEAST
emi_ BEAST Acum lună
Just imagine a team with giannis and curry
iDOthisFORfun Acum lună
Jason Kidd had Giannis making great improvements to his game, hes the one that had Giannis run the point forward which Giannis was actually doing a good job of and he was hitting his free throws. Coach Bud on the other hand literally makes NO adjustments and has the same terrible plays. Hes a regular season coach. They need much better coaching there
Wowtepentepz Wow
Wowtepentepz Wow Acum lună
Raptors might cause another coach his job lol...they seem to do that on a regular basis
Jason H
Jason H Acum lună
Max is right, Stephen A wrong and stubborn as usual. Budenholzer is not the man, sorry
Cooper Hoover
Cooper Hoover Acum lună
Why was it cut off early?
Nhia Lo
Nhia Lo Acum lună
The bucks main problem is players are combining like they are a megazord.
blkmamba824 Acum lună
Max is right. Bud is trying new things (maybe not enough - but still good to try things). Giannis has set more screens this season than any other year in his career (by a lot). This team will be much better by the time the postseason rolls around.
ProcardcollecterAndGamer Acum lună
Get rid of paint stiff paint sitter brook Lopez and run Giannis at center. Get rid of this garbage defensive sitting in the paint scheme. Then run Giannis as a roller and low post guy and ur good
PRIS Acum lună
Bucks Window has closed. Not sure if they had a window to begin with.
Matthew Mantjos
Matthew Mantjos Acum lună
Lol hows that 5 year supermax looking giannis. Idiot should've waited till the summer to weigh his options blind loyalty have fun wasting ur prime
fonz112 Goss
fonz112 Goss Acum lună
Shaq and Penny were young and didn't have time to grow. Experience goes along way too. When Shaq was able to grow with the Laker not winning and Kobe coming off the bench Phil all came with the other starters having experience of knowing their roles and Shaq coming to be that king leader. Kobe was not the sure thing to bet on but that off season he worked on his game big time and was willing to challenge for that position.
Jd Dj
Jd Dj Acum lună
Look at what Chris Paul is doing for the SUNS, why did they not go after chris paul
fonz112 Goss
fonz112 Goss Acum lună
I think the bucks are board and need a break so they can regroup and refresh and go for the final push. They haven't change much but they are young but you have to keep the heads in the game. Refresh!!!!
Matthew Acum lună
How about we talk about how the raptors started 2-8 and were written off by everyone
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Baby Lettuce
Baby Lettuce Acum lună
Bucks should be really need to find a new coach.
Khenry King
Khenry King Acum lună
SAS hatin on Brad Stevens and Mike B. Showing he's salty seeing white coaches! He keeps on inserting the idea that a lot of black coaches are waiting for an opportunity to have a coaching jon in the league! What's wrong with u SAS!!!
NedsWrld Acum lună
Mike Budenholdzer is like the Giannis of coaches 😭
Grayson Hichkad
Grayson Hichkad Acum lună
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IAM WATER Acum lună
MAX is 100% correct! We are experimenting in front of everyone’s face
Tivo Kenevil
Tivo Kenevil Acum lună
The bucks just don't have enough talent. It's not the coach.
Millonariopensando Rico
Millonariopensando Rico Acum lună
“Intestinal fortitude” Watch in 10 years you won’t even be able to say that on TV.
Brian Kelly
Brian Kelly Acum lună
Did anyone else here max’ lung fall out
Friday Saturday
Friday Saturday Acum lună
I love how the Raptors build g league talent to conference contenders and champions and everyone else stacks their team with high draft pick superstars.
Friday Saturday
Friday Saturday Acum lună
If Raptors were an American team the media would love them
SELFMADE 7 Acum lună
"Imagine if Giannis could shoot" lmao. Even if he could he couldn't win the championship for this team, it wouldn't make any difference in the playoffs, its impossible to win vs 2 or 3 superstars
bung0o Acum lună
They need to use Giannis like an upgraded more athletic KG in Minnesota honestly
Prince Acum lună
Problem is not the coach. The problem is Giannis, once you close down the lane he is useless. He needs to improve his shooting and post up.
jeremiah beck
jeremiah beck Acum lună
Budenholzer is this generations mike D’Antoni but without the genus offensive system.
Michael Hilleshiem
Michael Hilleshiem Acum lună
With the absence of fans and noise teams are shooting 3’s unbelievably well. The Bucks don’t defend the 3 well and it’s catching up with them.
Ben Toka
Ben Toka Acum lună
Move Giannis to the 5!!!
Boogie Gooba
Boogie Gooba Acum lună
I don’t care if they 30th in the league for anything as long as they 3rd in the east it doesn’t
Viking Actual
Viking Actual Acum lună
Here's the reality of the situation, you're not gonna win with Middleton as the second best player, he's just not good enough.
Frankenviews *
Frankenviews * Acum lună
The Buck have been the top in the east regular season for several consecutive seasons now and they probably take it less seriously than before, seeing as nothing has come of it. They also desperately need "3&D guys" to surround Giannis. In fact, the only players that shouldn't be the basic "3&D" type are Giannis and Kris. The coach is doing the best with what he has.
Kentucky Fried Children
Kentucky Fried Children Acum lună
Giannis is great but he's being played wrong, teams have figured him out, zone defense suffocates him, and the rest of the team is so bad they can't take advantage of the defense being pulled by Giannis. Imo Giannis should have left for Miami when he had the chance, he's perfect for them. He'll never win in Milwaukee.
VergzHD Acum 2 luni
Middleton playing like straight up garbage
MegaLiquify Acum 2 luni
change the Bucks coach with Mark Jackson
CHenny 06
CHenny 06 Acum 2 luni
And also.... so nobody gon blame Giannis for not taking his game to the next level ? Dude can’t shoot 3a and he barely make free throws
CHenny 06
CHenny 06 Acum 2 luni
CHenny 06
CHenny 06 Acum 2 luni
Okay if they had Bogdonovic it would be the same cus he got hurt anyway
Andrew Carvalho
Andrew Carvalho Acum 2 luni
Smith is asking for a black coach, obviously
Jerome Johnson
Jerome Johnson Acum 2 luni
Hey people do have down years
Dr. Nathan Thomas
Dr. Nathan Thomas Acum 2 luni
I agree with you on the coaching however Giannis is the only superstar right now in the league that is required to win without another superstar if This was LeBron you would be screaming he doesn't have enough help
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ÐᏋᏝᎧཞᏋᏕ འoรร Acum 2 luni
You raptors fans need to cut it, y'all do it every year. It's over the claw is gone. You'll never going to the finals again.
Hollis2Hollywood Acum 2 luni
Bud can't make Giannis hit free throws. Bottom line is, the book is out on Giannis. Pack in the defense come playoff time. Philly figured out that Ben Simmons couldn't being their best player with him not improving his shooting. At some point, the bucks need to get a true go to scorer or PG who can be trusted to attack the defense make free throws. It isn't Khris Middleton. He's a 3rd option on a true contender. I like Jru, but he aint that guy either.
Mvp Matt1
Mvp Matt1 Acum 2 luni
this sounds like the path the nuggets are going 😭.. i hope we fire malone before that happens
shadyM52 Acum 2 luni
Trade gianis
Fly Genyus
Fly Genyus Acum 2 luni
The coach will be fired when the season ends
Bhargav Patel
Bhargav Patel Acum 2 luni
All this talk about bucks i think u need to give some credit to raptors too!
sazhawk Acum 2 luni
Giannis, come to the Bay!
Stinky Pinky
Stinky Pinky Acum 2 luni
Oh deer 🦌
Alfred Santino
Alfred Santino Acum 2 luni
Literally there defense forces other teams to shoot 3s and today’s game is based on 3 pointers🤦🏽‍♂️
BJAdamBarry Acum 2 luni
Max is right.
Peace for All
Peace for All Acum 2 luni
Stephen A being sneaky-I’m not saying he needs to go, I’m just saying that people are saying it...agree or disagree Stephen A, that’s your only job
Bob Acum 2 luni
They had their chance two years ago and blew it when they lost to the Raptors. That was their only chance, they won't get back to that level again
Get Buck
Get Buck Acum 2 luni
Why they get rid of Jay kid lol
Stathis Theofilou
Stathis Theofilou Acum 2 luni
Bud wants to go somewhere else
James Glimco
James Glimco Acum 2 luni
The bucks would be a lot better off only if Giannis can shoot jumpshots.
James Glimco
James Glimco Acum 2 luni
I’m waiting for Bucks fans and their excuses. No excuses for losing to Miami in 5 games which is pretty much a sweep.
JMA1414 Acum 2 luni
Blitz in 4* games lol they got swept!
DD Shivers
DD Shivers Acum 2 luni
Giannis needs a new team and coach.
ArtOfWaveTv Acum 2 luni
Giannis needs Dame , Westbrook or Steph
Alnaseem Hamis
Alnaseem Hamis Acum 2 luni
Giannis biggest mistake staying with the bucks...
Alasdair Macdonald
Alasdair Macdonald Acum 2 luni
It's pretty simple really they over help in the paint and allow teams to bomb away from 3. That was bad enough in the past but in a season where everyone in the league is generally shooting better because of relative lack of pressure with no fans well here we are. They could stand to run more pick and roll with Giannis as the roller too obviously. Coach Bud is not alone in that many coaches for whatever reason resist making the obvious choices to win games. Instead of exploiting the matchups they see on the floor in any given game repeatedly to get easy buckets they too often focus on longer term goals and team development. That's fine if your already loaded with talent or you are tanking. When you are striving to break through it's not going to cut it.
hunyango Acum 2 luni
, Mike Budenholzer can't make any ingame adjustments both defense and offense... they are not going anywhere with Mike Budenholzer, they should part now rather than later.
Jon Wiffen
Jon Wiffen Acum 2 luni
Dwayne Casey was coach of the year too look where he’s at in Detroit sucking it
graham o'riordan
graham o'riordan Acum 2 luni
Hakeem needed Kenny Smith 🤣
graham o'riordan
graham o'riordan Acum 2 luni
I think he’s exceptional, I like him but he should be fired?? That’s horrible
Miggy Byte
Miggy Byte Acum 2 luni
It would be unfortunate if they’ll fire coach Bud. But something needs to change if they won’t even reach at least ECF.
Cedric Asdfghjkl
Cedric Asdfghjkl Acum 2 luni
I thought that right after the Heat eliminated them in the playoffs.
Blake Howard
Blake Howard Acum 2 luni
I don’t think it’s buds fualt I think it’s cuz we don’t have jrue also brook Lopez is washed and Dante is inconsistent as ever I mean it could be coach bud but idk bucks need to trade Lopez and Dante for vucevic
Stef T
Stef T Acum 2 luni
"every big needs a guard just as good as him" who did Hakeem have?
jaymtl79 Acum 2 luni
Bud is a terrible coach. If he was black, he'd have been fired already. Ps I'm a 41 year old white man.
HulkSmash Acum 2 luni
Let me speak some hard facts. Giannis is a beast. But unless he develops a consistent midrange, he's a #2 on a championship team
HulkSmash Acum 2 luni
Maybe it's not is budenholzer that guy. Maybe it's, is Giannis that guy? 🤔
HulkSmash Acum 2 luni
I hate when they say "national basketball association" lmao bruh just say the league. Or nba 🤦🏽‍♂️
JDG Acum 2 luni
Should play Giannis like Simmons on the halfcourt, like a big. Then just let him go loose with the ball like a guard on the open court
Randa Felt
Randa Felt Acum 2 luni
Hes right need another player that's really great not just good.
Randa Felt
Randa Felt Acum 2 luni
It doesn't matter how good people are u need the right chemistry .
Jamond Jones
Jamond Jones Acum 2 luni
Penny wasn't good enough; sometimes Max shouldn't b aloud 2 speak!!!
Mike Dean
Mike Dean Acum 2 luni
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adingdingdiiing Acum 2 luni
Here's an overview of the Bucks' gameplan: Give Giannis the ball outside the threepoint line. Giannis passes to Giannis, who gives Giannis a pick so Giannis can roll or pop. In case the passing lane is closed, Giannis plays iso and bullies his way to the rim. If he misses, Giannis boxes out to help Giannis get the rebound. On defense, Giannis plays defense.
Adrian Lazaro
Adrian Lazaro Acum 2 luni
Splashtwotimes Channel
Splashtwotimes Channel Acum 2 luni
Was he just coach of the year. .
Nostalgia Corner
Nostalgia Corner Acum 2 luni
Max is always right
Champion Parker
Champion Parker Acum 2 luni
Bud probably the reason da freak even still there. Give him his respect.
LilTop Acum 2 luni
If they kept brogdon this would be way different right now..
Parrog AKA Paradise
Parrog AKA Paradise Acum 2 luni
MB = completely out of his depth; alternatively he’s ahead of the critics. We’ll see come playoff time, I guess 🤷🏾‍♂️
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