Jon Horst

Sept 20, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Milwaukee Bucks head coach Mike Budenholzer, left, and Milwaukee Bucks general manager Jon Horst hold a press conference during the Milwaukee Bucks media day at Fiserv Forum. Mandatory credit: Mike De Sisti/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel via USA TODAY Sports

Fresh off the second NBA title in franchise history, the Milwaukee Bucks signed general manager Jon Horst to a contract extension Friday.

Horst has been with the Bucks for the last 14 seasons. He served as the director of basketball operations beginning in 2008 before being promoted to general manager in 2017.

“Jon’s preparedness, decision-making and leadership have been instrumental in the Bucks’ success during his tenure, and he has earned this extension,” Bucks owners Marc Lasry, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan said in a statement. “We appreciate Jon’s hard work and creativity and are excited that he will continue to lead our basketball operations for years to come.”

Horst has made several banner moves as general manager, most notably signing Giannis Antetokounmpo to a five-year contract extension ahead of last season. Horst also traded for point guard Jrue Holiday, who along with Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton give Milwaukee a core to build around.

Over the last three seasons, the Bucks have owned the top regular-season record (162-65) and the most playoff wins (31) in the NBA.

“I am blessed and excited to continue with the Bucks,” Horst said in a statement. “Thank you to Marc, Wes and Jamie for your continued confidence and trust in me and for giving us the resources to be successful.”