HoopsHype John Hammond rumors

August 26, 2013 Updates

Hammond officially announced the hiring of David Morway as the team's assistant general manager, replacing Jeff Weltman, who left earlier this summer for a front-office job in Toronto. Morway was general manager of the Indiana Pacers from 2009-'12 and also has a baseball background, serving as assistant general manger of the San Diego Padres in the 1980s. "He was with them (the Pacers) for 14 years," Hammond said. "I've always looked at the Pacers and admired what they've done. I think David is going to be a great addition to our organization." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Bucks GM John Hammond worked under Dumars for a number of years, so a relationship is there but Dumars divulged their conversations centered on having similar pets, nothing more. “We were both talking about our dogs,” Dumars said. “That trade rumor is not true.” Detroit News

July 13, 2013 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent guard O.J. Mayo (6-4, 210), General Manager John Hammond announced today NBA.com

July 3, 2013 Updates

The 18-year-old is particularly happy that he can finally provide a way for his family to escape the poor neighborhood that he and his family grew up in back home in Athens. But how can anyone be expected to handle such a radical culture shock and then go to work and do his job? "It's difficult," Hammond admitted. "I don't want to keep saying that the basketball, the being on the floor between then lines is going to be the easy part. But to a certain extent, it will be. it's can he handle everything that goes along with getting to the floor." 620 WTMJ Milwaukee

And that's the big question that will need to be answered, along with the question of can someone who so little is known about turn into a star. But, just by virtue of securing a guaranteed contract, Antetokounmpo is a star provider in his heretofore poor family. "We're going to have a better life," he concluded. "My brothers will get to go to better schools." 620 WTMJ Milwaukee

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General Manager John Hammond announced today that Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel will join Larry Drew’s staff as assistant coaches for the Milwaukee Bucks. Bender joins the Bucks after nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, including the last three with Drew as head coach. Van Exel also worked with Drew as a member of the Hawks staff from 2010-12 as the player development instructor. NBA.com

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