Bucks adds DeMarre Carroll to coaching staff

DeMarre Carroll played two seasons under Mike Budenholzer in Atlanta, one of eight teams he played in over 11 campaigns.

MILWAUKEE (Aug 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 in 578 games for Memphis, Houston, Denver, Utah, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn and San Antonio, has also joined Budenholzer’s staff as an assistant coach. A former Missouri first-round pick, Carroll most recently played with the Spurs and Rockets during the 2019-20 season. The Birmingham, Alabama native played two seasons under Budenholzer in Atlanta from 2013-15, including the 2014-15 season when the Hawks won 60 games and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals.

Charles Lee, who has served as an assistant coach with the Bucks for the past four seasons, has been promoted to head coach. The 2022-23 season marks Lee’s ninth place on the Budenholzer staff after joining the Atlanta Hawks as an assistant coach in 2014. In addition to winning the 2021 NBA Championship with the Bucks, Lee has made the playoffs in seven of his eight seasons with Budenholzer in Atlanta and Milwaukee, including three Eastern Conference Finals appearances.

Born in Gaithersburg, Maryland, Lee got his start as a coach at his alma mater, Bucknell, where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons. While playing with the Bison, Lee was the 2006 Patriot League Player of the Year, winning two Patriot League championships. After his playing career with Bucknell, Lee played professionally in Israel, Belgium and Germany.

Vince Legarza, who has served as an assistant coach at Utah Jazz for the past four seasons, has been hired as an assistant coach. Prior to his stint at Utah, he spent three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves in their Player Development division. Legarza started in the NBA with the Hawks, where he served for two seasons in the team’s Basketball Operations and Player Development divisions. The San Francisco native is a graduate of Miami University (OH), where he spent five seasons on the men’s basketball team, including three years as captain.

Blaine Mueller, who is entering his fifth season with the Bucks, has been promoted to assistant coach. Born in Watertown, Wisconsin and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Mueller has been Bucks’ chief video coordinator for the past three seasons. He joined the Bucks in 2018 as a video and player development assistant before being promoted to chief video coordinator before the 2019-20 season. Before joining the Bucks, Mueller was an assistant coach at Lindenwood University for two seasons.

Sidney Dobner has been promoted to chief video coordinator. Dobner is entering her fifth season with the Bucks organization and most recently served as assistant video coordinator last season. After a collegiate and professional playing career, the Newbury Park, California native began her start with the Wisconsin Herd in 2018 as a video assistant/coaching associate before joining the Bucks Basketball Operations division for the 2019-20 season and then transitioning to a video and Player Development Assistant for the 2020-21 season.

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