A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager after John Hammond left to join the Orlando Magic. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity on Wednesday because the Bucks were not publicly discussing their search. Assistant GM Justin Zanik was believed to be the heir apparent to Hammond when he left the Utah Jazz to join the Bucks. Zanik will interview for the position, but outside candidates will also be considered. The job figures to be an attractive one for prospective executives. The Bucks have an impressive collection of young talent headlined by All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo. ESPN first
NASCAR appears set to blow up its schedule for the 2018 season. The strategy is simple: Boom or bust. The sport is searching for the next great thing in troubled times. Attendance and TV ratings are stagnant or dropping at most venues. A lot of star power will leave the building when Dale Earnhardt Jr. retires after this season. Danica Patrick, a marketing queen who has floundered on the track, may step away, too. NASCAR needs juice. Enter the 2018 schedule, and changes that are on the docket, originally reported by motorsport.com: Las Vegas Motor Speedway will serve as the kickoff race in the Monster Energy Cup series playoffs, replacing Chicagoland Speedway. Indianapolis Motor Speedway will
Suddenly in need of a new general manager, the Milwaukee Bucks could be entering their name into the David Griffin sweepstakes. In an appearance Tuesday on 850 WKNR, ESPN’s Brian Windhorst said that Griffin and the Cleveland Cavaliers have had brief extension talks over the last few weeks but still have yet to strike a deal. He also adds that Griffin “wants a substantial offer” and could be a candidate elsewhere, including Milwaukee.