The Milwaukee Bucks were purchased by Marc Lasry, Wesley Edens and Jamie Dinan in 2014 and are facing a critical turning point in their franchise as they compete for a title in 19-20 and then head into an offseason in which Giannis Antetokounmpo can sign a supermax contract.
Lasry was asked what the approach and strategy will be on Antetokounmpo and whether they've discussed what going through the situation is like with other owners.
"No," Lasry told Sam Amick of The Athletic. "No. I think the approach is that you have a relationship, and you rely on that relationship. So, you know, at the end of the day, my view is that people are going to do what they think is in their best interests. And I hope their view ends up being the same as our view, right? We’re going to do whatever we can. Others will do whatever they can. It’s fine."
Lasry was also asked if he gets caught up in the rumors about teams pursuing Antetokounmpo.
"That’s great," said Lasry. "Whether it sounds dumb or not, I’m very comfortable with the relationship that we have with everybody on this team. And I think at the end of the day, what players want is stable ownership. They want a culture which is focused on winning. They want a coach who they respect. They want to play in a city that they love. It’s what we all want. Let’s be serious. You just want consistency, and you want to know that what you’re being told is reality. So I think as long as we do what we’re supposed to do, everything is going to be fine."