Jon Horst Rumors
Monty Williams: My granddad — my mom’s dad — used to put a switch on my tail because I wasn’t a good loser. I’d always say something or do something that got me in trouble. I wasn’t trying to do anything (in the Bucks locker room), I was just trying to congratulate Giannis, and I thought maybe he’d take me to a side office where Bud (Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer) and (Bucks general manager) Jon (Horst) were and I was just going to congratulate them and maybe see a couple of their players. I had no idea that he was going to take me into the whole deal (laughs), but it was cool because I had so much respect for him.
So he led you in there? Monty Williams: Yeah, he was like ‘Come on, Coach,’ and I was like, ‘OK.’ I didn’t know their locker room, and it was all done authentically. I wasn’t trying to be a great sportsman. I wasn’t trying to be classy, any of that. I was just doing what I was taught, you know? When you lose, you look the guy in the eye, you shake his hand — as hard as it is — and maybe someday you get a chance to be on the other side of that. You know, we had just won three series and I got to feel what that was like. But in the most important series of my life, it didn’t work out. Well, I can’t act like an immature whatever you want to call me in that moment. So in that moment, I was just, like, trying to be gracious but also congratulate him because they beat us.
The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard Grayson Allen and cash considerations from the Memphis Grizzlies in exchange for guard Sam Merrill and two future second round draft picks. “Grayson is a talented guard who we expect to be an excellent fit with our team,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “His three-point shooting, energy, toughness and basketball IQ make him a great addition, and we’re excited to welcome him to Milwaukee.”
The Milwaukee Bucks have re-signed forward Bobby Portis. “Bobby is instrumental to our championship team, providing toughness, dependable three-point shooting and a strong inside presence on both ends of the floor,” said Bucks General Manager Jon Horst. “His constant energy and effort make him a great teammate and a favorite among Bucks fans. We are thrilled to have Bobby remain in Milwaukee.”
Jim Owczarski: #Bucks GM Jon Horst also stumped for asst. GM Milt Newton: “He had to trust to come work for me, put his future career in the hands of me in Milwaukee, a complete unknown. I’m forever grateful to him. “He needs to be running a team. A lot of this stuff happens because of him.”
Jim Owczarski: In his post-draft, post-season media session, #Bucks general manager Jon Horst on extending head coach Mike Budenholzer: “It’s obviously important.” Once again cites all of the winning the club has done the last few years and “Bud’s an incredible partner.”
Jim Owczarski: As for Giannis Antetokounmpo, it’s easy to forget he suffered that scary-looking knee injury in the Eastern Conference Finals. #Bucks GM Jon Horst said the Finals MVP needs no offseason procedures: “He’s fine. Can’t explain it, but he’s fine.”