Rumor: Bucks owner Marc Lasry could join Hillary Clinton administration if she beats Donald Trump

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LeBron James has been Hillary Clinton’s most prominent supporter in the NBA.

But the person in the league with the strongest ties to Clinton? That might be Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry.

And Hillary Clinton defeating Donald Trump in today’s presidential election could have major consequences in Milwaukee.

Gery Woelfel of RacineSportsZone.com:

In recent weeks, there have been increasing whispers that if Hillary Clinton is elected president, one of the Bucks’ three majority owners — Marc Lasry — may relinquish some, if not all, of his duties with the professional basketball team.

This isn’t the first time Lasry’s name has surfaced for a potential government position. In 2013, he was under consideration to be the United States’ ambassador to France. He withdrew his name, reportedly because of business considerations.

What would this mean for the Bucks? Other owners, Wes Edens and Jamie Dinan, would seemingly move into larger roles.

Jason Kidd would lose his biggest backer, but Edens has also voiced support for the coach(/general manager?). Kidd has the Bucks on an upswing from last season, so his job might not be in jeopardy anyway.

But it would create a little more instability in Milwaukee if Lasry takes a backseat to work for Clinton.