On Tuesday, the Milwaukee Bucks terminated Adrian Griffin's coaching position, despite his team holding one of the league's top records midway through his debut season, which comprised only 43 games.

According to sources informed by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks intend to promptly seek out a select group of experienced and available veteran head coaches, with Doc Rivers emerging as a primary target.

Sources indicate that the Bucks have initiated contact with Rivers and are engaged in discussions regarding the coaching position within the franchise.

Bucks General Manager Jon Horst stated, "Making this decision during the season was a challenging process."

"We are actively working to appoint our next head coach promptly. We express gratitude to Coach Griffin for his dedication and contributions to the team."

Experienced assistant coach Joe Prunty will assume the role of interim head coach.

Horst is scheduled to address the media at a news conference on Wednesday, preceding the Bucks' upcoming home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers.

During the summer, Milwaukee brought in Griffin to succeed the long-serving coach Mike Budenholzer, who was dismissed following the team's first-round exit in the previous postseason.

Fill in some textSeveral months post the appointment, the Bucks orchestrated a significant trade to secure Damian Lillard, intensifying expectations for the franchise to achieve substantial success this season.

With a record of 30-13, the Bucks currently hold the second position in the Eastern Conference as of Tuesday night. This marks the highest winning percentage for a team that dismissed its head coach mid-season since the Cavaliers with David Blatt in the 2015-16 season.