Budenholzer is out of excuses, and the Bucks won’t need any to part ways following an underwhelming playoff run this time around. Currently, they’re in the third slot in the East with seven games to go. They’re four games ahead of the New York Knicks and 1.5 behind the Nets. If they remain at three, they’re currently in line to face the same Heat team; and though they’re not as magical as last year, they’re still extremely dangerous.


In their first match-up this season, the Bucks killed the Heat 144-97 on December 29. The very next game, the Heat made adjustments and won, without Butler, 119-108. They’ll even face each other on May 15, the second to last game of the season for each team. If it isn’t Miami in round one, the Hawks and Boston Celtics are nearby, which would be better for Milwaukee, and for Budenholzer, considering how warm his seat is.