Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/23/13
The Milwaukee Bucks and general manager John Hammond have agreed to a three-year contract extension, according to multiple reports. Talks of an extension were in the works weeks ago, as Hammond said he was working on a deal with Bucks owner Senator Herb Kohl to keep him in Milwaukee. Hammond, 58, was working in the final year of his contract. Hired in 2008, Hammond was named NBA Executive of the Year following the 2009-10 season. The Bucks finished 46-36 in 2009-10 and made their only playoff appearance during Hammond's tenure as general manager. Injuries plagued the Bucks the following season and the team slipped to just 35 wins. This season, Milwaukee raced out to a 16-12 start before losing four in a row. Hammond met with coach Scott Skiles on Dec. 7 and agreed to part ways and named assistant Jim Boylan as the new head coach. Under Boylan, the Bucks are 6-2 and in the thick of the playoff hunt in the Eastern Conference. Uncertainty swirled around the franchise entering this seas...
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