Marc Lasry Rumors
Milwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry has been fined $25,000 for his comments regarding Pelicans’ Anthony Davis, a source with knowledge told ESPN.
Davis, who requested to be traded from the Pelicans, listed Milwaukee as a preferred landing spot on his revised list of teams he would like to play for. “I saw that report, and I think it’s great,” Lasry told Sporting News. “It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win.” He continued: “We hope it would be players like Anthony Davis and others who want to come to Milwaukee.”
And when a report surfaced Monday that Anthony Davis would be willing sign a long-term deal with the Bucks — the Bucks! — if they could swing a deal for him, that amounted to the stamp of approval that every team is looking for, especially a small-market team with only one title in its history and no trips out of the first round of the playoffs since 2001. “I saw that report, and I think it’s great,” Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry told Sporting News near the Barclays Center court after his team shredded a depleted Nets club in Brooklyn. “It’s a little bit of what we want. We want players to come and play in Milwaukee. And part of it is, when you’re winning and you’re setting a standard for excellence, people see that. People want to win.
Still, he is encouraged by the progress of the team under Budenholzer, who was Edens’ first choice. Lasry was advocating for Spurs assistant coach Ettore Messina but eventually realized that hiring a coach with previous NBA head coaching experience was the prudent decision. “Wes said, ‘Let’s not risk it,’ and he was right,” Lasry said. “You can’t have an organization where no one makes a decision. He has the final say.” When the Bucks’ season ends, Lasry will have the final say when he replaces Edens on the Board of Governors.