Hammond’s last big deal brought in Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh. Ellis has played a large role on this season’s 22-18 team.

John Hammond will generally manage your Milwaukee Bucks through at least the 2015-16 season. From the Bucks PR Department:

The Milwaukee Bucks have extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond, the team announced today. 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.”

The Bucks are currently seventh in the Eastern Conference, two and a half games up on the Boston Celtics and six games ahead of the Philadelphia 76ers for the final playoff spot in the East. They’ve won six of eight since parting ways with Coach Scott Skiles.

The Bucks have made the playoffs once since Hammond took over for Larry Harris as general manager in 2008.