Antetokounmpo brothers join Nashville SC ownership group
MILWAUKEE - Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo and his brothers Thanasis, Kostas and Alex are joining a new team – Nashville SC.
The MLS soccer club's principal owner, John Ingram, announced the "Antetokounbros" additions Thursday, March 2.
"My father was a professional soccer player, and it was the first sport I fell in love with in Greece," Giannis said in a statement released by the club. "I’ve always had the dream of owning a soccer team. When my brothers and I explored Nashville SC, we knew it was a team and a city that we wanted to get involved with. I couldn’t be more excited to join the Boys in Gold, and can’t wait to come to a match at GEODIS Park soon!"
Giannis also joined the Milwaukee Brewers’ ownership group in the summer of 2021 after leading the Bucks to their first NBA title in half a century.
Filip Forsberg, the NHL Nashville Predators' all-time leading scorer, is also joining the soccer club's ownership group. It adds another Milwaukee connection; the Milwaukee Admirals are the Predators' AHL affiliate. Other well-known members of the ownership group include actress Reese Witherspoon and NFL star Derrick Henry, who plays for the Tennessee Titans.
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Nashville SC joined MLS in 2020 and has made the playoffs each season thus far.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.