DeMarre Carroll reunites with Budenholzer as Bucks assistant

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired former NBA player DeMarre Carroll and former Utah Jazz assistant coach Vince Legarza as assistant coaches. Carroll will reunite with Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer after playing for him with the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-15. Carroll played in the NBA from 2009-20. The Bucks also promoted Charles Lee from assistant coach to associate head coach, promoted Blaine Mueller from head video coordinator to assistant coach and promoted Sidney Dobner from assistant video coordinator to head video coordinator.

Serge Ibaka staying with Bucks; agrees to terms on deal

Serge Ibaka is staying with the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bucks announced Tuesday that they have re-signed the 32-year-old center, who came to Milwaukee as part of a four-team deal at the Feb. 10 trade deadline. Ibaka averaged 7 points, 5.3 rebounds and 17.8 minutes in 19 games with the Bucks this past season. The Bucks acquired Ibaka while starting center Brook Lopez was still recovering from a back injury that required surgery and caused him to play just 13 regular-season games this past season. Ibaka’s playing time diminished after Lopez returned to action.

Connaughton signs multi-year deal with Bucks

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Pat Connaughton put pen to paper and signed a multi-year extension with the Bucks, the team announced Monday. In a team statement, Bucks General Manager Jon Horst said, "Pat is a key contributor to our success with…

Bucks announce roster for 2022 Summer League in Las Vegas

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Fans hungry for more Bucks basketball won't have to wait long. The 2022 Summer League season is just days away, with players looking to cement their place on the roster for the regular season. The Bucks announced…

Bucks take G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp at No. 24

The Milwaukee Bucks capitalized on a rare opportunity to pick in the first round of the draft by taking NBA G League Ignite wing MarJon Beauchamp with the 24th overall selection. The 6-foot-5 Beauchamp averaged 15.1 points and 5.8 rebounds for the Ignite this season. That was the latest step in a circuitous path to the NBA that included stops at four different high schools and Yakima Valley College. Beauchamp shapes up to be the first opening-round pick the Bucks have kept beyond draft night since taking Donte DiVincenzo 17th overall in 2018.

Marcus Smart, Mikal Bridges top NBA All-Defensive first team; Antetokounmpo also named to first team

Defensive Player of the Year Marcus Smart of the Boston Celtics was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive first team, with Mikal Bridges of the Phoenix Suns joining him as the other guard. Former Defensive Players of the Year Rudy Gobert of Utah and Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee were also voted Friday to the first team along with Memphis Grizzlies forward Jaren Jackson Jr. Smart received 99 first-place votes and 198 points from the panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters. Bridges, the runner-up to Smart for the league’s top defensive award, got 95 first-team votes and two second-team votes for a total of 193 points.

Tatum's huge effort helps Celtics win 108-95 to force Game 7

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Jayson Tatum scored 46 points, outdueling Giannis Antetokounmpo and making sure there wouldn't be another Milwaukee Bucks fourth-quarter comeback, and the Boston Celtics beat the defending champions 108-95 to force a seventh game in their Eastern Conference…

Bucks, Hawks to play two games in Abu Dhabi in October

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- The Bucks are heading to the Middle East for the first time ever. Milwaukee will take on the Atlanta Hawks in two preseason games in Abu Dhabi, UAE, the NBA announced Tuesday. The Milwaukee Bucks will play…

Horford, Tatum help Celtics even series with 116-108 victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Al Horford and Jayson Tatum scored 30 points each and led the Boston Celtics' fourth-quarter comeback in a 116-108 victory over the Milwaukee Bucks that tied their Eastern Conference semifinal at two games apiece. The best-of-seven series…

Report: Giannis misses out on MVP Award to Nuggets star Jokić

MILWAUKEE, Wis. -- Giannis Antetokounmpo's quest for a third NBA MVP award will continue for another year. This season's top honor went to Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokić, according to a report from the Associated Press and ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.…

Bucks: Khris Middleton still out two weeks after knee injury

MILWAUKEE -- The Milwaukee Bucks have spent most of the NBA playoffs without forward Khris Middleton on the court, and it appears that will continue to be the case. The team said Thursday that Middleton "continues to make steady progress…

Brown scores 30, Celtics beat Bucks 109-86 to even series

Jaylen Brown scored 25 of his 30 points in the first half, and the Boston Celtics beat the Milwaukee Bucks 109-86 to even their second-round playoff at one game apiece. The series shifts to Milwaukee Saturday for Game 3.  Brown shook off a dismal shooting night in Game 1, scoring 25 points in the first half on 9 of 10 shooting, including 5 for 5 from the 3Jayson Tatum added 19 points and eight assists. Al Horford had 14 points and 11 rebounds.  The Celtics played without point guard Marcus Smart after he was ruled out with a bruised right thigh.