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The Milwaukee Bucks dismissed head coach Mike Budenholzer. The coach is out after the East’s top seed suffered a first-round loss to the Miami Heat.

Milwaukee has made the announcement official in a press release.

“The decision to make this change was very difficult,” Bucks GM Jon Horst said in the statement. “Bud helped lead our team for five incredible seasons, to the Bucks’ first title in 50 years, and into an era of sustained success… This is an opportunity for us to refocus and reenergize our efforts as we continue building toward our next championship season.”