Milwaukee Bucks Daily: Confusing GM process comes to a close

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The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here as the general manager search finally came to its conclusion, with Jon Horst landing the top executive’s job.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we round up all of the news and reaction surrounding Jon Horst’s appointment as general manager.

At the very least, Bucks fans everywhere can take solace in the fact that there will be a general manager in place to make the team’s draft picks next Thursday, but what’s less reassuring is the internal disagreements that led to the process of the last week and month becoming so muddled.

The hope will be that further cracks don’t materialize in the important two weeks or so that now lie ahead, but however those decisions play out, we’ll have the details and reactions to all of them here in this daily column.

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Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 6/16/17

Milwaukee Bucks officially name Jon Horst as new GM (read here): Jordan Treske reacted to the news of Jon Horst’s hire becoming official as the Bucks’ new general manager.

Milwaukee Bucks reportedly set to hire Jon Horst as new GM (read here): Earlier in the day when reports arrived of the decision having been made, Ti Windisch rounded up the details from those reports on how the process was moving, as it happened.

NBA Draft 2017 Prospect Watch: Jarrett Allen (read here): Adam Coffman continued our process of looking at prospects in this year’s draft, as he analyzed the game and potential fit of recent Bucks workout attendee Jarrett Allen.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 6/16/17

Milwaukee Bucks name Jon Horst as general manager (read here): After reports of the news from various outlets throughout the day, the Bucks finally confirmed the news themselves with an official statement late on Friday evening. The statement included quotes from ownership and Horst, himself.

The Bucks’ GM search was a big mess (read here): Barry Petchesky of Deadspin writes about the strange process that ultimately resulted Horst’s hire, and how the young executive went from not in the conversation to GM by default.

Peter Feigin the wizard behind the Milwaukee Bucks’ marketing curtain (read here): Steve Jagler of Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about Peter Feigin, and speaks to him about the process that led to the team’s planned return to the MECCA for a regular season game next season.

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That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.