The Milwaukee Bucks captured their first NBA title in 50 years over the summer, and the organization decided to give an extended thank you to their general manager because of it.
Per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Bucks GM Jon Horst has agreed to a long-term contract extension. Horst had one year left on his contract and the new deal will last through the "next several years" according to Wojnarowski.
"Horst's deal punctuates the signing of several key organizational members in the past year, including NBA and Finals MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo, guard Jrue Holiday and coach Mike Budenholzer," Wojnarowski wrote. "Horst is starting his fifth season as general manager, a run flush with two No. 1 seeds in the Eastern Conference and the 2020-21 title."
Horst won the NBA Executive of the Year award in 2019 and was largely responsible for hiring Budenholzer, who has been named the NBA Coach of the Year twice.
"With [ownership] Marc Lasry, Wes Edens, Jamie Dinan, Mike Fascitelli, what those guys have done for me and my family and my career, giving me this opportunity and trusting in me, I'll forever be grateful to them and loyal to them," Horst told ESPN on the Woj Pod. "... I'm excited to continue to work for them, and with Bud, with Giannis, with [team president] Peter Feigin, the greatest partners in this business, and all our players."
The 38-year-old Horst became the NBA's youngest general manager when he replaced John Hammond in 2017.