MILWAUKEE (August 2, 2022) – The Milwaukee Bucks have made the following updates to Mike Budenholzer’s coaching staff:
DeMarre Carroll, an 11-year NBA veteran who played 578 career games with Memphis, Houston, Denver, Utah, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn and San Antonio, also joined Budenholzer’s staff as an assistant coach. A former first-round pick from Missouri, Carroll most recently played with the Spurs and Rockets during the 2019-20 season. The Birmingham, Alabama native played under Budenholzer in Atlanta for two seasons from 2013-15, including the 2014-15 season when the Hawks won 60 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals .
Charles Lee, who served as an assistant coach for the Bucks for the past four seasons, was promoted to associate head coach. The 2022-23 season will mark Lee’s ninth on Budenholzer’s team after joining the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach in 2014. In addition to winning the 2021 NBA championship with the Bucks, Lee made the playoffs playoffs in seven of his eight seasons with Budenholzer. in Atlanta and Milwaukee, including three Eastern Conference Finals appearances.
A native of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Lee got his start as a coach at his alma mater, Bucknell, where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons. As a player with the Bison, Lee was the 2006 Patriot League Player of the Year and won two Patriot League championships. After his playing career at Bucknell, Lee played professionally in Israel, Belgium and Germany.
Vince Legarza, who recently served as an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz for the past four seasons, has been hired as an assistant coach. Prior to his move to Utah, he spent three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves in their player development department. Legarza made his NBA debut with the Hawks where he served two seasons in the team’s basketball operations and player development departments. The San Francisco native is a graduate of Miami University (OH) where he spent five seasons playing on the men’s basketball team, including three years as captain.
Blaine Mueller, entering his fifth season with the Bucks, has been promoted to assistant coach. Mueller, a native of Watertown, Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, has spent the past three seasons as the Bucks’ chief video coordinator. He started with the Bucks in 2018 as a video and player development assistant before being promoted to chief video coordinator ahead of the 2019-20 season. Prior to joining the Bucks, Mueller spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Lindenwood University.
Sidney Dobner was promoted to chief video coordinator. Dobner is entering her fifth season with the Bucks organization, most recently serving as assistant video coordinator last season. Following a college and professional playing career, the Newbury Park, Calif. native made her Wisconsin Herd debut in 2018 as a video assistant/coaching associate before joining the basketball operations department. of the Bucks for the 2019-20 season, then transitioning to a video and player development assistant for the 2020-21 season.