Written By BILL KISER
Daily News Staff
It’s been a heady — and busy — 48 hours for St. Thomas native Milt Newton.
Just two days after the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Atlanta Hawks in six games to win the Eastern Conference title, Newton is neck-deep in the Bucks’ preparations to play in their first NBA Finals since 1974.
That’s not a problem for Newton — Milwaukee’s assistant general manager — as the Bucks head into tonight’s Game 1 in the best-of-seven series against the Phoenix Suns. Game time is 9 p.m. Atlantic.
“Yeah, if you really think about it like that,” Newton said in a telephone interview Monday with The Daily News. “But this is something that was the goal from the beginning, so we’re just seeing it play out. It’s kinda cool, ya know?”
The 55-year-old Newton has been with Milwaukee since the 2017-2018 season, and has played a major role in building a Bucks roster that has become an NBA championship contender the past three seasons.
“Having talent like Giannis