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Bucks owner on championship: We got very lucky... this was our moment in time

And on Tuesday night, they captured the franchise’s first title in 50 years, celebrating inside a new $524 million arena and with 65,000 Bucks fans watching outside on a Jumbotron. An incredible turnaround. “At each moment, and each step in time, we got very lucky,” Lasry told the Daily News in a phone interview. “We wanted to build the arena and were able to build it, and the state ending up coming through, the city came through so that we could build the arena. Then being able to sort’ve put the team together. Giannis staying as well. “It sort’ve feels like this was our moment in time.”

Jrue Holiday was 'ecstatic' when he was traded to the Bucks

After seven seasons in New Orleans, Holiday was finally ready for a change of scenery and desperately wanted to contend for a title. A source with knowledge of his situation said Pelicans executive vice president of basketball operations Dave Griffin was given a list of preferred destinations that included more than five teams, including the Bucks, and Holiday was ecstatic when the word came that he was Milwaukee bound. Five months later, Holiday and the Bucks would come to terms on a four-year, $160 million extension that showed yet again that the Bucks’ ownership group, headed by Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, was willing to cut the kinds of enormous checks necessary to up their odds of winning it all.