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Drafting for talent has been the focus for the Milwaukee Bucks under John Hammond

Drafting for talent has been the focus for the Milwaukee Bucks under John Hammond

| June 25, 2013 | 19 Replies

Share “But at the end of the day, the most important thing is that you’re drafting talent.” – John Hammond, June 2012. The things people say in public aren’t always the things they believe in. Nowhere is that more true in sports. So when John Hammond says that his focus as the general manager of [...]

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Highlights from the Larry Drew introduction

Highlights from the Larry Drew introduction

| June 3, 2013 | 10 Replies

ShareLarry Drew was officially introduced as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks at a press conference this morning. Both the man and his coaching  philosophy/strategy highlighted the introduction, which was paramount in the decision made by General Manager John Hammond. “We talked to coaches that coached. We talk to head coaches that he served [...]

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Jim Boylan is out, but the Milwaukee Bucks sound like a franchise heading down the same old path

Jim Boylan is out, but the Milwaukee Bucks sound like a franchise heading down the same old path

| May 2, 2013 | 24 Replies

ShareSpoiler alert: I could never be an NBA general manager. There are tons of reasons. Not smart enough. Lousy at networking. Don’t work hard enough. Generally a grating person to be around for extended periods of time. Poor leader. Not enough basketball experience. I’m getting a little bummed out, so I’ll just toss one more [...]

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Started at the middle, now we (still) here:  A look back at the Bucks pre and post Monta trade

Started at the middle, now we (still) here: A look back at the Bucks pre and post Monta trade

| March 27, 2013 | 4 Replies

Share  A college advisor of mine once told me that, when making a big change in life, there were always two things to consider.  The first was to think of where this decision would leave me one year from that current moment.  What would be different and how would that affect me?  The other angle [...]

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Jennings: “It’s going to be very interesting what the rotation is going to be”

Jennings: “It’s going to be very interesting what the rotation is going to be”

| February 22, 2013 | 18 Replies

ShareQuick: What do the numbers 39.4 and 41.3 mean to you? What about 15.8? Or 29.0? Those are minute totals. The first two are Brandon Jennings‘ and Monta Ellis’ from the month of February. The third is Beno Udrih’s in February. And the final is J.J. Redick’s minutes per game in February. 29 minutes doesn’t slide into [...]

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Buck Hits: Jennings hoopla, PUJIT and the Medallion Stallion

Buck Hits: Jennings hoopla, PUJIT and the Medallion Stallion

| February 15, 2013 | 12 Replies

ShareWelcome to the all-star break. The Milwaukee Bucks sit in the illustrious 8th seed with a record of 26-25. They’re four games ahead of the 9th seed Philadelphia 76ers and one-and-a-half games behind the 7th seed Boston Celtics. We’re six day away from the trade deadline and the Bucks are reportedly “very active” in the [...]

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John Hammond’s difficult reality

John Hammond’s difficult reality

| January 28, 2013 | 19 Replies

ShareIt’s not like John Hammond doesn’t get it. In light of last week’s news that Hammond received a three-year extension, that’s something Milwaukee Bucks fans can take solace in. He genuinely seems to understand what it’s going to take for a team like the Bucks to have prolonged dominance. “Oklahoma City was built with the [...]

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Buck Hits: Trade rumors, LARRY SANDERS! and John Hammond’s extension

Buck Hits: Trade rumors, LARRY SANDERS! and John Hammond’s extension

| January 25, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareLast week during Buck Hits I suspected that the Milwaukee Bucks would be buyers at the February 21 trade deadline since it seems impossible that they won’t make the playoffs. This week, most of the links are about the Bucks acquiring talent (being buyers) at the deadline. Am I a prophet? Am I John Hammond? [...]

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Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond’s contract extended through 2016

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond’s contract extended through 2016

| January 23, 2013 | 6 Replies

ShareJohn 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 [...]

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