MILWAUKEE BUCKS HEAD COACH
Adrian Griffin is the Milwaukee Bucks Head Coach. On June 5, 2023, Griffin became the 17th Head Coach* in Bucks history.
In Griffin’s time as an assistant coach, the Raptors finished in the league’s top 10 of both defensive rating and fewest points allowed per game in four of his five seasons, including in 2019-20 when they allowed a league-low 106.5 points per game. He was part of the development of a young core of players that included the league’s Most Improved Player, the NBA Rookie of the Year and four players who made six All-Star appearances.
Prior to joining the Raptors, Griffin spent two seasons as an Assistant Coach with the Oklahoma City Thunder from 2016-18. His NBA coaching experience also includes stops as an Assistant Coach with the Orlando Magic (2015-16), Chicago Bulls (2010-15) and the Bucks (2008-10). In Griffin’s 15 seasons as an Assistant Coach, he was part of teams that made the playoffs 11 times, with two Conference Finals appearances in addition to winning an NBA title with the Raptors in 2019. In 2014, Griffin worked with the USA Basketball Men’s National Team that captured the gold medal at the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain.
Adrian Griffin was born on July 4, 1974, in Wichita, Kansas. He attended Wichita East High School and played for and graduated from Seton Hall University. He had a 12-year NBA and professional playing career with stops in Boston, Dallas, Houston, Chicago, and Seattle, as well as overseas in Italy. Coach Griffin has three children (Adrian, Aubrey, & Alan).
*Inclusive of Full-Time and Interim Head Coaches