Milwaukee Bucks sign GM Jon Horst to multi-year extension

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The Milwaukee Bucks have signed general manager Jon Horst on a multi-year contract extension. Since taking over as general manager in 2017, Horst has restructured the Bucks’ performance by rethinking the roles, responsibilities, and procedures of the team’s former office staff, and making key decisions that made the Bucks a consistent and 2021 NBA Championship.

In his 4 seasons as fashionable manager, the Bucks have made playoffs for all 4 seasons, together with a journey to the Eastern Conference Finals, an NBA Finals look, and the primary NBA crew trophy in 50 years. In addition, over the past three seasons, the Bucks hold the highest record of the regular season (162-65) and have the most winoffs (31) in the NBA.

“Jon’s readiness, decision-making, and leadership have contributed to the Bucks’ success in his time, and he has received this addition,” said Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, and Jamie Dinan. “We appreciate Jon’s hard work and skill and we are delighted that he will continue to lead our basketball career in the years to come.”

“I’m blessed and excited to continue with the Bucks,” Horst said. “Thank you, Marc, Wes, and Jamie for your continued trust and trust in me and for providing us with the resources to work for our success. We have excellent sportsmanship, and I am humbled to work with you.

I would also like to express my deepest gratitude to my colleagues and close friends, Peter Feigin and Coach Bud, as we continue to build sustainable success in Milwaukee. My senior team, led by Milt Newton, is amazing, and I thank you for your daily support and dedication.

“To our players, thank you for your trust, commitment, and conviction, and for working hard to make you better every day. You are the reason I live my dream, and my family and I are always grateful. Milwaukee is our home. Go to the Bucks! ”

Since 2017, Horst has improved the Bucks list through several seasonal and off-season trades, free-agent signings, draft selections, and signing key team pieces on multi-year expansion. In 2018, Horst oversaw the recruitment process for current Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer, who was appointed NBA Coach of the Year 2018-19 after the Bucks won the league-leading 60-22 and reached the Eastern Conference Finals finals for the first time since 2001.

Horst also took home the NBA Executive of the Year awards that year – his only second season as general manager – becoming the second general manager in the history of the right to win an award.

The 2021-22 season can be the 14th season for Horst and the Bucks after he served as director of basketball operations from 2008 till he became promoted to standard supervisor in 2017.