Justin Zanik Rumors
In late May 2017, everything changed. Hammond left for the Orlando Magic, the Bucks underwent a search for a new general manager instead of promoting assistant GM Justin Zanik and after nearly a month, ownership decided to hire Horst, who had been with the team for nine seasons and had most recently been Milwaukee’s director of basketball operations. It was just the beginning of a whirlwind first season for the new general manager. “It’s definitely different sitting in this chair,” Horst said. “I don’t know that you could fully ever prepare or understand what a job like this is until you have it, until you learn it and live it.”
Justin Zanik has left the Bucks after having once been considered the heir-apparent for the GM job when he arrived from the Utah Jazz a year ago. Edens praised Zanik’s contributions, which included overseeing draft prep in the period between general managers.