The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year contract extension with general manager John Hammond, clearing the way for him to step away from full-time duties as the franchise’s top basketball executive in 2018, league sources told The Vertical. Hammond’s deal includes him assuming a consultant’s role with the organization in 2018, which will allow him to help the team transition to Justin Zanik, his successor as general manager, league sources said. The Bucks hired Zanik as an assistant general manager in May with the understanding that he would leave his assistant general manager job with the Utah Jazz to become the Bucks’ general manager-in-waiting.
The Thon Maker saga may have finally reached its conclusion with the latest information concerning his age. The Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round pick has had his age questioned even before the draft, and the scrutiny only got worse after various photos and videos appeared online of an old yearbook from Australia and a high school newsletter that suggested he was several years older than his listed age of 19. Well, Maker finally has some evidence in his favor as a photo of his old passport from 2009 has surfaced.