Bucks sign GM Jon Horst to long-term extension

The defending champion Milwaukee Bucks announced a multi-year contract extension Friday for general manager Jon Horst.

Horst, 38, is entering his 14th season with the Bucks. He served as the director of basketball operations from 2008 until his promotion to his current role in 2017.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

The 2019 NBA Executive of the Year had one year remaining on his contract. Over the past three seasons, the Bucks have compiled the NBA’s best regular season record (162-65) and the most playoff wins (31) while bringing home the franchise’s first championship in 50 years.

“Jon’s preparedness, decision-making and leadership have been instrumental in the Bucks’ success during his tenure, and he has earned this extension,” Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan said in a team-issued release. “We appreciate Jon’s hard work and creativity and are excited that he will continue to lead our basketball operations for years to come.”

Horst’s tenure includes hiring two-time NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer, trading for point guard Jrue Holiday and signing free agent center Brook Lopez.

“I am blessed and excited to continue with the Bucks,” Horst said in a statement. “Thank you to Marc, Wes and Jamie for your continued confidence and trust in me and for giving us the resources to be successful. We have the best ownership in sports, and I’m humbled to work with you.”

The Bucks begin their title defense at home Tuesday against the Brooklyn Nets.


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