Milwaukee Bucks superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo capped off his superb campaign in fitting fashion on Monday night, beating out Houston's James Harden and Oklahoma City's Paul George for the 2018-19 Most Valuable Player award.
On Monday, the Bucks introduced Donte DiVincenzo, their first-round draft pick who said he was excited to be in Milwaukee. Maybe even almost as excited as his dad, a longtime supporter who said, "I'm a Bucks fan until I leave this planet. And now I have the Big Ragu to cheer for."
Today, Budenholzer made his landing in Milwaukee truly official, making his first appearance as Bucks head coach at an introductory press conference held this afternoon inside the upcoming Bucks arena.
The Bucks confirmed the previously reported news that delighted many fans over the weekend, officially announcing they had re-signed fan-favorite free agent Jason Terry for the 2017-18 season. Per The Vertical, Terry's guaranteed contract is for one year and $2.3 million.
The Milwaukee Bucks named Milt Newton as Assistant General Manager, David Mincberg as Director of Basketball Strategy, Tony Bollier as Director of Basketball Operations and Ronald Dupree as Scout. The team also named Frank Johnson as Assistant Coach.
The long, athletic Bucks got even longer and more athletic in the first round of the NBA Draft. With the No. 17 overall pick on Thursday night, new Milwaukee general manager Jon Horst selected 21-year-old Michigan forward D.J. Wilson, a 6-foot-10 junior with a 7-3 wingspan.
For the first time since 2007, someone other than John Hammond will be making the Bucks' draft decisions. In Thursday's 2017 NBA Draft, it will be Jon Horst, who's been general manager for less than a week, making the pick. Here are some options for Milwaukee at Nos. 17 and 48.
In episode 32 of OnMilwaukee's Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller are joined by ESPN Milwaukee writer and producer Eric Nehm to talk about the Bucks. Who is new GM Jon Horst? Why did the hiring process seem sloppy? And what will Milwaukee do in Thursday's NBA Draft?
Without going into much detail on a hiring search for his team's vacant general manager job that he admitted may have appeared "a little bit sloppy," and a final decision that surprised many people, Bucks co-owner Wes Edens introduced Jon Horst as the new GM on Monday.
What a long, strange trip it's been, but the Milwaukee Bucks have found a general manager. He happened to be in their front office already, but it wasn't the person everything thought it would be. It was a dark Horst candidate.