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Bucks beginning coaching search, with Prunty in pool

MILWAUKEE, WI - APRIL 20: Giannis Antetokounmpo #34 of the Milwaukee Bucks dunks over Aron Baynes #46 of the Boston Celtics during the second half of game three of round one of the Eastern Conference playoffs at the Bradley Center on April 20, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

MILWAUKEE β€” Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst says the search for the team’s next coach is underway with interviews starting as early as this weekend.

Horst said Friday that current coach Joe Prunty will be among those interviewed after the former assistant led the Bucks to a 21-16 record following the firing in late January of Jason Kidd.

Horst says that Prunty “has earned the right to be part of this process. He will be.”

Horst also says that the team thorough plan and process in place, but with no timeline to fill the position.

The Bucks’ job is attractive with a new arena opening in the fall and budding NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo leading a young core.