Rumor: If Bucks Don't Go Deep, Coach Budenholzer Will Be Fired

What do you know about pressure? Get this - according to reports Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer's job is riding on this season's playoff success as there's a giant spotlight shining down on his coaching duties.

While the Bucks have disappointed during playoff runs in previous seasons, this year is different and ownership is apparently keeping a close eye on how the team is playing. The report even went as far as to say if the Bucks advance to the Eastern Conference Finals but are playing poorly, the coach may still be fired. Damned if you do, and damned if you don't apparently for Budenholzer, who has one-year left on his contract.

The Bucks sit at 41-24 on the season and have played very well against the powerhouse Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. From all accounts the Bucks' roster loves their coach as some have flourished under Budenholzer including the likes of Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez, who is a prime example of re-creating his game because of his coach's advice.

Keep an eye on the Bucks as they could be the first team in recent memory that fires a coach mid-playoffs after winning a series.

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