Report: Nuggets to promote Arturas Karnisovas to GM in effort to keep him from Bucks

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The Milwaukee Bucks reportedly were down to two candidates for their vacant general manager job: The in-house hire of Bucks assistant GM Justin Zanik, and bringing in the Nuggets assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas.

Denver doesn’t want to lose Karnisovas and reportedly has made a move to keep him, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical at Yahoo Sports.

Karnisovas has reportedly withdrawn his candidacy in Milwaukee with this move.

Zanik was always the frontrunner here, he had worked under previous GM John Hammond (who left for Orlando), and he has worked alongside coach Jason Kidd (who has a lot of power in the organization). Now the job likely seems his.