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The Bucs have begun working out the financial terms of the deal with Griffin, and sources said an agreement is expected to be reached soon.
Griffin is a steady climber among the league’s assistants as a top head coaching candidate. He spent the past four years on Nick Nurse’s staff with the Raptors and made stops in Oklahoma City, Orlando and Chicago.
He began his coaching career as an assistant with the Bucs for two seasons (2008-10). Prior to that, Griffin played nine seasons in the NBA.
Griffin is about to take over a Bucks team that features two-time MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo in his prime and is just two years removed from winning an NBA title.
Milwaukee replaced Mike Budenholzer, the East’s No. 1 seed, who was fired after the Bucks were upset in the first round of the playoffs. Budenholzer exited with a nearly .700 regular season hitting percentage.