The Bucks have selected Jon Horst to be their new general manager according to multiple reports. Horst is an in-house selection and it will be interesting to see if he can keep up the momentum…
June 24, 2019, 11:01 pmJon HorstTeam, Milwaukee Bucks
Jon Horst has been awarded the Executive of the Year award.
Horst added Coach Budenholzer and retooled the roster to perfectly fit Giannis Antetokoumpo and his style of play. This led to the best record in the NBA and to a team that many believed to be the favorites to come out of the east. Obviously this was a regular season award, because Masai Ujiri came in fourth place and if voting were done today it would look a lot different.
Source: NBA on Twitter
June 7, 2019, 5:07 pmJon HorstTeam, Milwaukee Bucks
GM Jon Horst has signed a three-year extension with the Bucks.
It's well-deserved after the Bucks posted the league's best record under Horst's watch. His acquisitions of Brook Lopez, Eric Bledsoe and Nikola Mirotic, as well as the hiring of Mike Budenholzer, stick out as major positives that vaulted Milwaukee into title contention ahead of schedule over the past two seasons. Horst's challenges will grow this summer as several key Bucks are set to hit free agency, but Milwaukee is still positioned to be a serious threat in the coming years.
Source: Milwaukee Bucks
June 21, 2018, 1:06 pmJon HorstTeam, Milwaukee Bucks
The Bucks would like to acquire additional picks in Thursday's draft.
It's the second such report to indicate as much, as Sam Amick of USA Today joins Bucks beat writer Gery Woelfel in saying that Milwaukee wants to pick up an extra selection for tonight. Woelfel, in an item we discussed earlier in the week, mentioned that the Bucks could look to buy a second-rounder or trade a roster player. He also floated the idea of the team simply trading No. 17 for a veteran wing option, which would also make sense considering their current talent level. Keep an eye on Milwaukee tonight.
Source: Sam Amick on Twitter
June 20, 2018, 8:30 amJon HorstTeam, College
According to multiple NBA sources, the Bucks are among the most active teams before Thursday’s draft night.
The Bucks will be going into the draft with just one pick, the No. 17 overall selection, but the team appears to be ready to pull the trigger on acquiring a second-round pick via a trade or a cash purchase. They clearly want to upgrade their perimeter shooting and they will certainly have their choice of shooting guards if they stay at 17, since, as many as 11 shooting guards in the latter half of the first round will be available with Lonnie Walker and Zhaire Smith being on the top of their wishlist. There are several teams that have multiple second-round picks, including the Sixers who own four of them (38, 39, 56 and 60). The Bucks have historically done well in the second round having netted, among others, Michael Redd, Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Mbah a Moute and Malcolm Brogdon, who was the 2016-2017 Rookie of the Year.
Source: Gery Woelfel