The Milwaukee Bucks have signed general manager John Hammond to a contract extension through the 2016–17 season, according to multiplereports.
Hammond was hired by the Bucks in 2008. He won the NBA’s Executive of the Year award after the 2009–10 season. Last season, Milwaukee finished a surprising sixth in the Eastern Conference, ultimately losing to the Chicago Bulls in the first round of the playoffs.
Hammond is credited with drafting franchise players Giannis Antetokounmpo and Jabari Parker in the first round of the 2013 and 2014 drafts, respectively.
This off-season, Hammond signed free-agent forward Greg Monroe to a three-year, $50 million deal, and re-signed guard Khris Middleton to a four-year, $70 million contract.
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Both Hammond and coach Jason Kidd have two years left on their contracts, reports Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. Kidd also has input into player personnel decisions.
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