Coaching Rumors: Raptors Talking to Reddick, Bucks Eyeing ‘Currently Employed’ Coach?

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Getting His Man In Ime Udoka With The RocketsThree NBA head coaching vacancies remain: the Toronto Raptors, the Milwaukee Bucks and the Detroit Pistons.

Rumors and news are leaking about all three.

• The Raptors may be jumping off the traditional coaching carousel and have some interest former player and current ESPN analyst JJ Reddick, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of the same network.

Does Redick Want to Coach? Guys have made successful jumps from player to broadcaster off the bench – Steve Kerr, Pat Riley – but it's a dramatic lifestyle change. Being an NBA coach is a 24/7 job, it's up to Reddick whether he wants to live that life or not.

Team president Masai Ujiri is casting a wide net with his first round of interviews, talking to a dozen people. More high-profile names include former Nets head coach and current assistant Kenny Atkinson, Bucks head assistant Charles Lee (also being considered for the Bucks job), Suns assistant Kevin Young, former Spurs assistant and current Las Vegas Aces coach Becky Hyman. , and popular Raptors assistant Adrian Griffin.

• The Bucks will also have a wide-open process, but could reward experience as a head coach, given that this is a 58-win, title-contending team, Eric Nehm reports in The Athletic, To that end, the Bucks may violate an NBA norm and consider having someone with an existing NBA job fill their vacant seat.

In fact, per league sources who were granted anonymity so they could speak freely, the Bucks are currently considering NBA head coaches in their search this off-season.

Neham didn't go further down that road, and speculated on what the team's other coaches could fit and keep giannis antetocampo Happy That's not the I'm going to walk. Plus, GM Jon Horst wouldn't rule out bringing in someone from Mike Budenholzer's sizable coaching tree (even if he fired Budenholzer).

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The smart money is on the Bucks hiring a currently out of job coach, or perhaps their very popular head assistant Charles Lee.

, The Detroit Pistons and owner Tom Gores are interviewing their final three candidates: Kevin Ollie, Charles Lee and Jaron Collins. There is no timeline for an announcement, but it is expected in the coming weeks. With the Pistons having a high draft pick coming up in June, they want the new coach's input on that selection.

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