John Hammond Leaving Milwaukee Bucks To Join Orlando Magic

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Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond will leave the franchise to take the same position with the Orlando Magic, it was announced Tuesday.

The Vertical reported that Hammond and the Magic agreed to a five-year deal. Hammond spent nine seasons with the Bucks and recently helped build the team that made the NBA playoffs this year as the No. 6 seed. The Magic have not made the playoffs since the 2011-12 season.

“John (Hammond) brings tremendous experience and is a great talent evaluator,” Orlando’s president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman said in a statement. “He has experience in everything from day-to-day operations to player development. He built a great team in Milwaukee, and won a championship while in Detroit. We are very fortunate to have him as part of the Magic family.”

The Bucks are expected to promote Justin Zanik to his GM spot, The Vertical reported.

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