In the most stunning development of this NBA season, the Milwaukee Bucks fired head coach Adrian Griffin on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
While ESPN reports assistant coach Joe Prunty is expected to be named interim coach, Doc Rivers has emerged as a “serious candidate” to replace Griffin, according to The Athletic.
Griffin, 49, was just hired to be the Bucks’ coach over the summer, his first NBA head coaching gig, and has Milwaukee sitting at 30-13, tied for the second-best record in the league and the Eastern Conference.
The Bucks have also won five of their last six games.
However, there were concerns about the team’s defense as the Bucks have allowed 120.5 points per game, the sixth-most in the NBA.