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Bucks Extend Contract of GM Hammond

The Milwaukee Bucks have extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond, the team announced Monday. The agreement will keep Hammond in his position with the Bucks through the 2016-17 season.

“A great deal of our team's success and progress is due to the vision and hard work of John,” said Wes Edens, Bucks owner. “He's assembled a talented and competitive roster and we're very pleased that he will continue to lead basketball operations. With John and Coach Kidd at the helm, our young team has a very bright future.”

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.

According to reports, the Bucks will not keep assistant GM David Morway who was with the Bucks for the past two seasons.

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