Milwaukee Bucks extend contract of GM John Hammond

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John Hammond (Photo Courtesy Bucks.com)

MILWAUKEE (WITI) — The Milwaukee Bucks have extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond. The agreement will keep Hammond in his position with the Bucks through the 2015-16 season. 

Hammond was hired by the Bucks on April 11, 2008, and was awarded the 2009-10 NBA Executive of the Year Award, voted on by his peers in the NBA, following the team’s 46-36 season. He has more than 30 years of coaching and administrative experience, including seven seasons with the Detroit Pistons that included an NBA Championship (2004), another NBA Finals appearance and three other Eastern Conference Finals appearances.

“John does a terrific job for our basketball team. He and his staff have assembled a roster of very talented players who are also very good people, which our fans appreciate and enjoy watching. John is highly respected by the players and among his peers and I’m happy he will continue to lead our basketball operations department,” President Herb Kohl said.