Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond is leaving his job in Milwaukee to take the GM post with the Orlando Magic.
Hammond gets a five-year deal with the Magic and joins former co-worker Jeff Weltman in Orlando. The two worked together in Detroit for a year before Hammond took the job in Milwaukee and brought Weltman with him as his assistant general manager.
Hammond had one year left on his contract in Milwaukee, but a plan was already in place for that to be his final year. Had he not accepted the job in Orlando, it was expected that Hammond would have finished out the next year, then moved into a consulting role. Assistant general manager Justin Zanik would move into the general manager position. Zanik was brought in last summer as the heir apparent to Hammond. [Read more…]