Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Bucks GM John Hammond has signed a three-year extension to remain as general manager through the 2015/16 season.
Like departed head coach Scott Skiles, Hammond had been working in the last year of his contract, which had originally been extended in the fall of 2010. But Hammond revealed he was working on an extension earlier this month--ironically at the press conference to announce Skiles' departure.
Hammond earned Executive of the Year honors in 2010 following the Bucks' surprising 46-win season, but the team has fallen short of the playoffs each of the past two seasons and Bucks owner Herb Kohl didn't feel compelled to offer Hammond or Skiles an extension coming into this season. That raised obvious questions as to whether Kohl was planning to make wholesale changes to the front office this coming summer, but the current roster has done about as well as could be expected through the first half of the season (22-18), including 6-2 since assistant Jim Boylan replaced Skiles as coach.
John Hammond agrees to three year extension to remain Bucks GM
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