MILWAUKEE (August 2, 2022) – The Milwaukee Bucks made the following updates to Mike Budenholzer’s coaching staff:
DeMarre Carroll, an 11-year NBA veteran who appeared in 578 career games with Memphis, Houston, Denver, Utah, Atlanta, Toronto, Brooklyn and San Antonio, also joined Budenholzer’s staff as an assistant coach. A former first-round pick out of Missouri, Carroll most recently played with the Spurs and Rockets in the 2019-20 season. The Birmingham, Alabama native played under Budenholzer in Atlanta for two seasons 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 for the Bucks for the past four seasons, has been promoted to associate coach. The 2022-23 season will mark Lee’s ninth on Budenholzer’s 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.
A native of Gaithersburg, Maryland, Lee began coaching at his alma mater, Bucknell, where he served as an assistant coach for two seasons. As a player with the Bison, Lee was the 2006 Patriot League Player of the Year and won two Patriot League championships. Following his Bucknell career, Lee played professionally in Israel, Belgium and Germany.
Vince Legarza, who most recently served as an assistant coach with the Utah Jazz for the past four seasons, was hired as an assistant coach. Prior to his tenure in Utah, he spent three seasons with the Minnesota Timberwolves in their player development department. Legarza started in the NBA with the Hawks, where he served two seasons in the team’s Basketball Operations and Player Development departments. The San Francisco native is a graduate of Miami University (OH), where he spent five seasons playing for the men’s basketball team, including three years as captain.
Blaine Mueller, who is entering his fifth season with the Bucks, was promoted to assistant coach. Mueller, a resident of Watertown, Wis., and a graduate of the University of Wisconsin, spent the past three seasons as the Bucks’ head video coordinator. He started with the Bucks in 2018 as a video and player development assistant before being promoted to head video coordinator prior to the 2019-20 season. Prior to joining the Bucks, Mueller spent two seasons as an assistant coach at Lindenwood University.
Sidney Dobner has been promoted to lead video coordinator. Dobner is entering her fifth season with the Bucks organization, most recently serving as the assistant video coordinator last season. After a collegiate and professional career, the Newbury Park, Calif., native started with the Wisconsin Herd in 2018 as a video assistant/associate coach before joining the Bucks’ Basketball Operations department for the 2019-20 season and then transitioning to video and development assistant players for the 2020-21 season.