Bucks GM Horst agrees to long-term extension

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Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst has been rewarded for his role in guiding the team to its first NBA championship in 50 years.

Horst confirmed he's signed a long-term extension with the organization during an appearance on NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski's ESPN podcast. A formal announcement is expected later Friday.

"With (ownership) Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan, Mike Fascitelli, what those guys have done for me and my family and my career, giving me this opportunity and trusting in me, I'll forever be grateful to them and loyal to them," Horst told Wojnarowski.

Horst added, "I'm excited to continue to work for them, and with Bud, with Giannis, with (team president) Peter Feigin, the greatest partners in this business, and all our players."

Winner of the NBA's Executive of the Year award in 2019, Horst is set to start his fifth year as general manager with the team. During his tenure in Milwaukee, Horst has been responsible for key acquisitions like Jrue Holiday and Brook Lopez, as well as the hiring of two-time NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer.

Horst, 38, worked with the Detroit Pistons before moving up the ranks within the Bucks organization. He was named John Hammond's successor as general manager in 2017, making him one of the youngest to hold the position in the NBA.

Bucks GM Horst agrees to long-term extension
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