On Thursday, the Milwaukee Bucks officially announced Justin Zanik will be the team’s new assistant general manager.
Zanik will join in all aspects of basketball operations management in his new role with the organization. He will be entering the new position with the Bucks following three years with the Utah Jazz as their assistant general manager.
“We are thrilled to welcome Justin Zanik to our basketball operations department,” Bucks general manager John Hammond said. “He is a proven executive who brings a diverse background and wealth of basketball knowledge to the Bucks family. We look forward to his contributions to our organization.”
Zanik is a graduate from Northwestern University and has been actively involved in athlete representation for the past 15 years.
Prior to his stint with the Jazz, he served as Vice President of ASM Sports, where he managed all levels of career management for ASM’s basketball clients. In addition, he was also the Vice President of Basketball Operations for Priority Sports & Entertainment from 1998 through 2002, where he managed European player contract negotiations and assisted in the negotiation, research and recruitment of Priority’s NBA clients.
For the last week, there were rumors circulating that Zanik would grab the job as he was working with Bucks staff extensively.