The Milwaukee Bucks have reportedly hired Adrian Griffin as their new head coach. The Toronto Raptors assistant will replace Mike Budenholzer, ESPN Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reported.
As soon as the hiring was announced, several social media users trolled Giannis Antetokounmpo and co for hiring a man accused of domestic violence by his ex-wife Audrey Sterling.
As per media reports, soon to be hired new head coach was accused of domestic violence in 2020 by his ex-wife Audrey Sterling on social media. However, Griffin denied all the claims, and no action was taken by the Raptors or the league against him. In 2021, Griffin filed a defamation case against his ex-wife and the case was settled in 2022.
Many Twitter users condemned Adrian Griffin’s appointment as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and lambasted the former Toronto Raptors assistant on the platform.
“Adrian Griffin is the 4th current NBA head coach accused of violence against women. His ex-wife made the accusation in 2020,” a Twitter user said.
While one said, “Adrian Griffin is the 4th current NBA head coach accused of violence against women. His ex-wife made the accusation in 2020.
Chauncey Billups was accused of rape in 1997, Jason Kidd plead guilty to spousal abuse in 2001, and Joe Mazzulla was arrested for domestic battery in 2009”.
Griffin made it to the headlines after there was news of him joining Bucks as head coach. The update came after Milwaukee fired coach Mike Budenholzer earlier this month after the Bucks lost to the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoff. Budenholzer was the Bucks’ head coach for five seasons, leading the team to its first championship in 50 years in 2021.