John Hammond, Bucks in discussions about contract extension

Mary Langenfeld-US PRESSWIRE

Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond and the team are in talks about extending his contract.

The Milwaukee Bucks are in talks with General Manager John Hammond about extending his contract past this season, Hammond told the media during a Tuesday press conference:

The media conference announced the firing of coach Scott Skiles and the appointment of Jim Boylan in Skiles' place. Both Skiles and Hammond entered the 2012-13 season in their final years of their respective contracts.

Hammond joined the Bucks in 2008 and took over for General Manager Larry Harris, but there hasn't been much to this point on his place moving forward. It now appears that Milwaukee owner Herb Kohl will look to lock up Hammond, who flirted with leaving the organization for Portland in April 2012.

With so much up in the air for Milwaukee even heading into this season, the team appears to have solidified a front office that will have tough decisions in the offseason of 2013. Namely, the Bucks' starting backcourt of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis could wind up elsewhere. Jennings is a restricted free agent while Ellis can opt out of the final year on his contract.

Hammond has led the Bucks to one playoff berth in 2009-2010 and won the NBA's executive of the year that season.

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