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Milwaukee Bucks Extend Contract of General Manager John Hammond

uspw_6665754The Milwaukee Bucks took care of one of their possible extensions. Here’s Andrew Gruman from Fox Sports Wisconsin.

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — The Milwaukee Bucks and general manager John Hammond have agreed to a three-year contract extension.

Talks of an extension went public when Hammond said back on Jan. 8 that he was working on a deal to stay in Milwaukee with Bucks owner Sen. Herb Kohl.

As mentioned in the article, the 58-year-old John Hammond had been in the final year of his contract. He was hired by the Milwaukee Bucks in 2008 and he was named NBA Executive of the Year in the 2009-10 season.

The Bucks made the playoffs in the 2009-10 season with a 46-36 record, which was the only time Milwaukee has made the postseason under Hammond’s general manager tenure. In the following season, the Bucks only won 35 games due to injuries.

In Hammond’s tenure, he’s found some gems in the draft such as Brandon Jennings, Larry Sanders, and Luc Mbah a Moute. But it hasn’t been all sparkling as he drafted Joe Alexander in the first round, who is now out of the league.

Hammond fired Scott Skiles on January 7th, replacing him with Jim Boylan. The Bucks have gone 6-2 since Boylan was coach and are 22-18 overall. Milwaukee is currently seventh in the playoff picture.

Now that Hammond was taken care of, he can now assess the coaching situation. Hammond can also take care of player personnel as Monta Ellis can opt out of the final year of his contract ($11 million) and Brandon Jennings will be a restricted free agent after this season.

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Rey Moralde is a Southern California native who has a passion for basketball, old-school video games, sushi, and terrible pop music.

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