Justin Zanik, who was the assistant-turned-interim general manager for the Milwaukee Bucks, will not remain with the organization after Jon Horst was promoted to the GM position, owner Wes Edens said Monday in the team's introductory press conference for Horst.
Edens continued by saying Horst will create his own front office staff.
Zanik was hired by the Bucks in 2016, and was expected to be the next GM after Jon Hammond. Orlando swooped in and signed Hammond to a five-year deal this offseason, clearing the way for Zanik.
Zanik was one of the two finalists for the open GM position, but the team changed course at the 11th hour, and eventually hired Horst, who was the Bucks' director of basketball operations.
Horst will have his hands full early - the NBA Draft is this Thursday. The Bucks own picks 17 and 48.