Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has been extended through the 2016-17 season, the team announced Monday. The deal was first reported by Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Hammond became the Bucks’ GM in 2008 and has been instrumental in building one of the most promising young cores in the Eastern Conference. This summer alone, Milwaukee inked Khris Middleton to a new deal and signed Greg Monroe in free agency. Over the past few years, the Bucks have also added Jabari Parker and Giannis Antetokounmpo in the draft.
Despite Hammond’s stellar work, there was a report earlier in the summer stating that head coach Jason Kidd was going to take over basketball operations and that Hammond would effectively be phased out. That report was denied by the Bucks at the time, and now clearly Hammond isn’t going anywhere for the time being after this contract extension.
However, assistant GM David Morway will not return.