Bucks to hire Jon Horst as general manager
Milwaukee Bucks guard Matthew Dellavedova (8) moves the ball as Toronto Raptors guard Cory Joseph (6) defends during second half NBA playoff basketball action in Toronto on Tuesday, April 18, 2017. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette
Genaro C. Armas, The Associated Press
Published Friday, June 16, 2017 1:04PM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks are staying in-house to fill their general manager vacancy.
A league source with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the team plans to name director of basketball operations Jon Horst as its next GM.
Horst would replace John Hammond, who left to take the Orlando Magic job last month. The decision was first reported by ESPN.com.
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.