Bucks announce Jon Horst as General Manager

Posted: 12:25 PM, Jun 16, 2017
Updated: 2017-06-16 23:50:12-04

The Milwaukee Bucks didn't have to cast a very wide net to find their next general manager.

The team announced Friday night it's tapping director of basketball operations Jon Horst as its next GM.

Horst, 34, will replace John Hammond, who left to take the Orlando Magic job last month.

Horst will take over a young, promising roster led by All-Star forward Giannis Antetokounmpo. The Bucks finished above. 500 for the first time since 2009-10, losing to the Toronto Raptors in the first round in six games.

The franchise is also moving into a new downtown arena next year.

Horst was hired by the Bucks as basketball operations director in 2008.