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Thanasis Antetokounmpo, the older brother of NBA superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo, had multiple offers on his plate during this offseason. However, he ultimately opted to re-sign with the Bucks, committing to a one-year, $2.3 million deal.

Currently in the Philippines as part of the Greece national team’s contingent at the FIBA World Cup, Antetokounmpo shed light on his decision-making process. He explained that the Bucks’ new head coach, Adrian Griffin, played a pivotal role in his choice to remain in Milwaukee.

“He said he appreciates the way I play and values it. Hearing the coach and everything… I thought this was the place for me,” Thanasis said, per Donatas Urbonas.

At 31 years old, Thanasis has been a member of the Bucks since joining them in 2019.