MILWAUKEE (105.7 The Fan) -- The Milwaukee Bucks are rolling.
They have the best record in the NBA, and they got even better with the trade-deadline acquisition of Nikola Mirotic.
"Undoubtedly, we're in a great place," general manager Jon Horst told Bill Michaels on Friday. "This is not a flash in the pan, not just one year of success. We're built to succeed for a long period of time."
In the background of that success: a recent report the Bucks were on the short list of teams with which New Orleans Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis would sign a long-term contract extension, were he traded at the deadline. Did they kick the tires on Davis?
"I'm not going to comment on Anthony Davis or that overall situation: I will tell you we have not made an offer for Anthony Davis," Horst said. "We're really, really excited for our team. We were at that point when that story came out, and we still are, the best team in the NBA. And we're very thankful for the group that we have, the guys that we have.
"We say over here a lot of times, 'Why not us?' We think we have the best player in the conference (Giannis Antetokounmpo), maybe the best player in the league. We've got our second All-Star in Khris Middleton. We have an unbelievable culture and fit. We have, we think, the best coach in the NBA (Mike Budenholzer), someone who should be a Coach of the Year in the NBA. And we have an unbelievable supporting cast around that whole group. So we're very happy and very thankful for the group that we have."