Short-lived tenure: Milwaukee Bucks coach fired after 43 games

The Milwaukee Bucks have fired head coach Adrian Griffin after just 43 games, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The firing makes Griffith tied for the third-shortest head coaching tenure in NBA history. Milwaukee is expected to make assistant Joe Prunty its interim head coach, while Doc Rivers has already emerged as a serious candidate for the new vacancy. The Bucks started their season strong, currently sitting second in the East and tied for the second-best record in the NBA. With the second-best offensive rating in the league and a top-10 net rating, the Bucks had a solid start. However, as a first-year head coach, Griffin wasn’t getting the job done. Players complained about his lack of structure in the offense and defensive scheme. The writing was on the wall early for Griffin, with calls for his job just 10 games into the season. Griffin was ultimately the wrong fit for the team, and hopefully the Bucks will correct course in time for a postseason run.