Who is Adrian Griffin, the new Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach?

Who is Adrian Griffin, the new Milwaukee Bucks’ head coach?

Claudia Kogi
June 22, 2023 at 4:19 PM

Everyone is always eager to see who the newbie is. Is it another player, coach, a manager? For the National Basketball Association, Milwaukee has recently signed a new head coach, Adrian Griffin, who has since garnered intense interest.

Adrian Griffin's coaching career
The new head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks is introduced on 6 June 2023 at the Gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo: Stacy Revere
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Adrian Griffin is an American-based professional basketball coach and former player who is the head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. He played in the NBA as a shooting guard and small forward from 1999 to 2008. Adrian's journey to success has not been easy.

Adrian Griffin's bio and profile summary

Full name

Adrian Darnell Griffin Sr

Date of birth

4 July 1974


48 years of age as of June 2023

Place of birth

Wichita, Kansas, the United States of America






6 feet 5 inches or 196 centimetres tall


206 pounds or 104 kilograms

Zodiac sign




Marital status



Kathy S Griffin




Former professional basketball player, head coach

Net worth

Estimated to be $1.6 million

Social media presence


Who is Adrian Griffin?

The former basketball shooting guard and head coach was born in Wichita, Kansas, in the United States of America. Sources state he attended Wichita East High School, played for, and graduated from Seton Hall University.

How old is Adrian Griffin?

The Bucks coach was born on 4 July 1974. As of June 2023, he is 48 years of age. Adrian Griffin is an American national of a mixed ethnic background.

Adrian Griffin, the Bucks coach
The former professional basketball player poses for a photo during his introductory press conference on 6 June 2023 at Gather in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Photo: Gary Dineen
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How tall is Adrian Griffin?

Adrian Griffin, a former assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors, is 6 feet 5 inches or 196 centimetres tall, and his weight is 206 pounds or 104 kilograms.

Adrian Griffin's career stats

The legendary basketball player was a shooting guard and small forward in the league from 1999 to 2008. Unfortunately, during his first attempt in the league, during the 1994 NBA draft, he did not get through as no team showed an interest in him.

Adrian Griffin and Giannis
Bucks new head coach speaks to the media following the 2020 NBA All-Star Rising Stars game on 14 February 2020 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. Photo: Gary Dineen
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That did not discourage him; he later spent the first three years of his career in the American minor leagues and Italy, playing eight games for Cordivari Roseto. Fortunately, the high-profile personality was selected to the All-Rookie First team in 1997 while playing for the Connecticut Pride of the Continental Basketball Association.

The former assistant coach of the Toronto Raptors professionally debuted in the NBA from 1999 to 2000 with the Boston Celtics. As a rookie, he averaged 7 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.61 steals per game. Over the six seasons he spent playing for the Boston Celtics, Houston Rockets, Chicago Bulls, and Dallas Mavericks.

Adrian Griffin's coaching career

Shortly after ending his career as a basketball player, he was hired by Milwaukee Bucks head coach Scott Skiles as an assistant, where he would work for the following two seasons. On 9 September 2010, he was made an assistant coach for the Chicago Bulls under Tom Thibodeau, where he coached for five years.

Afterwards, he was hired by the Toronto Raptors to be the lead assistant coach under first-year head coach Nick Nurse. He was such an undeniable instrumental piece in the team's success that it was only a matter of time before he was named head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on 5 June 2023.

Adrian Griffin and Giannis

Adrian Griffin's net worth and salary
Adrian of the Toronto Raptors looks on during practice and media availability on 1 June 2019 at Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Photo: Jesse D Garrabrant
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Griffin's and Giannis' relationship grew when he was finally made head coach of Milwaukee. In fact, days after the contract, Griffin flew out to Greece to spend time with his star player, Giannis Antetokounmpo. In a tweet, Giannis welcomes his friend, saying,

Welcome to the family, coach.

Adrian Griffin's net worth and salary

According to various online sources, the former basketball player has an estimated net worth of $1.6 million. While still a player on the court, his total career earnings allegedly amount to around $14 million. As of June 2023, following Adrian Griffin's contract with the Bucks, his speculated salary is to be around $4 million.

Does Adrian Griffin have a wife?

As of June 2023, the new Milwaukee Bucks coach is married to his wife, Kathy S. Although the two are married, they do not have kids together. However, Adrian Griffin has kids with his ex-wife Audrey Sterling.

Griffin's first born son, Alan Griffin, born 14 April 2000 is a professional basketball player for the Newfoundland Growlers of the Canadian Elite Basketball League (CEBL). Born on 25 August 2003, AJ Griffin Jr is also a professional basketball player for the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA.

As per sources, one of Adrian Griffin's daughters, Aubrey plays as a forward for UConn Women's Basketball.

Divorce news

Adrian and Audrey were married in 1996 and have 4 children together. They divorced in 2015. Griffin was accused of domestic abuse by his ex-wife Audrey Sterling in August 2020. He was not subjected to any investigation. Adrian Griffin filed a libel suit against Audrey in August 2021 but later dropped the case.

Adrian Griffin is an American-based former basketball player and a well-decorated head coach for the renowned NBA team, Milwaukee Bucks. Even though he is a private person, his successful career in the NBA is undeniable, thanks to his impressive stats.

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