The Milwaukee Bucks have extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond, the team announced Wednesday.
The agreement will keep Hammond in his position with the Bucks through the 2015-16 season.
“John does a terrific job for our basketball team,” said Herb Kohl, team president. “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.”
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.
The Bucks are currently in seventh in the Eastern Conference.
Hammond will have some decisions to make with guard Brandon Jennings becoming a restricted free agent and guard Monta Ellis holding a player option of $11 million for the final year of his deal in 2012-'13.
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