ImageImage

Hammond to ORL: Confirmed by ownership

Moderators: paulpressey25, MickeyDavis

User avatar
ReasonablySober
Forum Mod
Forum Mod
Posts: 65,483
And1: 7,608
Joined: Dec 02, 2001
Location: Cheap dinner. Watch basketball. Bone down.
Contact:
       

Hammond to ORL: Confirmed by ownership 

Post#1 » by ReasonablySober » Thu May 4, 2017 4:28 pm

Read on Twitter
yoshii8
Sixth Man
Posts: 1,675
And1: 265
Joined: Oct 30, 2008

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#2 » by yoshii8 » Thu May 4, 2017 4:32 pm

I thought Marc Stein was fired from ESPN?

Anyways, I wonder if Hammond is going to leave us this off-season.
User avatar
Jimmmycrackcorn
Sophomore
Posts: 212
And1: 71
Joined: Feb 09, 2017
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#3 » by Jimmmycrackcorn » Thu May 4, 2017 4:33 pm

please, no

not sure why Hammond gets as much hate as he does......dude needs to stay a few years and see the fruit of his labor
User avatar
Jimmmycrackcorn
Sophomore
Posts: 212
And1: 71
Joined: Feb 09, 2017
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#4 » by Jimmmycrackcorn » Thu May 4, 2017 4:34 pm

Plus, we don't need the Bucks ownership group to get any stupid ideas about moving Kidd to a FO role
Thunder Muscle
RealGM
Posts: 12,995
And1: 569
Joined: Feb 18, 2005
Location: Wisconsin
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#5 » by Thunder Muscle » Thu May 4, 2017 4:35 pm

I don't know if Hammond would want to take on a complete rebuild at his age, but I'm sure warm weather is appealing and maybe a fresh start somewhere else since there is an exit plan in place here.
TBD
User avatar
Zeezprah
Veteran
Posts: 2,635
And1: 982
Joined: Apr 16, 2014
Location: How can the Bucks be real if our eyes aren't real?
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#6 » by Zeezprah » Thu May 4, 2017 4:36 pm

Don't want to lose Hammond, but it's inevitable.
User avatar
crkone
RealGM
Posts: 18,735
And1: 1,995
Joined: Aug 16, 2006
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#7 » by crkone » Thu May 4, 2017 4:38 pm

I'd trade him for their first.

Code: Select all

         -|
       -' |
     -'   | __().
==========|'\/   `.O__
                    \ `,
                   _-^.
                   `.  `---,
                     :

____________________________________
///\\\///\\\///\\\///\\\///\\\///\\\
User avatar
emunney
RealGM
Posts: 40,016
And1: 8,782
Joined: Feb 22, 2005
Location: where takes go to die

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#8 » by emunney » Thu May 4, 2017 4:44 pm

I think Hammond is looking forward to semi-retiring in a year and handing off to Zanik.
Mega Giannis!
NY Daily News wrote:Eddy Curry claims he slept for only two hours Sunday night because he couldn't stop thinking about ghosts.
User avatar
Ron Swanson
General Manager
Posts: 9,116
And1: 4,276
Joined: May 15, 2013

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#9 » by Ron Swanson » Thu May 4, 2017 4:45 pm

Hammond can leave Milwaukee a core of Giannis/Middleton/Thon/Brogdon/Parker, and with his head held high. If it would mean Zanik takes over a year early, then great.
User avatar
humanrefutation
RealGM
Posts: 17,728
And1: 2,948
Joined: Jun 05, 2006
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#10 » by humanrefutation » Thu May 4, 2017 4:48 pm

yoshii8 wrote:I thought Marc Stein was fired from ESPN?


He announced that he's among the layoffs, but like Chad Ford, he'll probably stay on until June 30, with Woj set to take over on Jul 1.
User avatar
Gam
Pro Prospect
Posts: 760
And1: 314
Joined: Jul 11, 2016
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#11 » by Gam » Thu May 4, 2017 5:16 pm

**** mortified of us giving Kidd a FO position.
User avatar
BUCKnation
RealGM
Posts: 11,889
And1: 585
Joined: Jun 15, 2011
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#12 » by BUCKnation » Thu May 4, 2017 5:22 pm

I thought he was already on his way out with Zanik being groomed
User avatar
buckboy
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,433
And1: 1,548
Joined: Nov 05, 2004
Location: At the Gettin' Place
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#13 » by buckboy » Thu May 4, 2017 5:52 pm

The fact that there's people that think Hammond was anything other than a train wreck is fascinating to me.
GFreak34 wrote:

Ackypoo wrote:

you are talking like a sausage.
User avatar
tydett
Bench Warmer
Posts: 1,290
And1: 768
Joined: Feb 15, 2012
   

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#14 » by tydett » Thu May 4, 2017 5:54 pm

We know Hammond has the loosest lips in the organization. Wouldn't be surprised if this is a Hammond-engineered move to get a more-golden parachute or an extension.
User avatar
ElPeregrino
Analyst
Posts: 3,608
And1: 1,186
Joined: Feb 21, 2013

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#15 » by ElPeregrino » Thu May 4, 2017 5:58 pm

BUCKnation wrote:I thought he was already on his way out with Zanik being groomed

This upcoming season is supposedly Hammond's final season as GM and he's supposed to mentor Zanik to replace him in 2018. I don't know what to make of this rumor. Maybe this implies he is being forced out against his will and is reaching out to other teams. Or maybe it means nothing at all and Hammond is laughing at this rumor.
In 2022:

PG: Brogdon (29 years old)
SG: Middleton (30 years old)
SF: Jabari (27 years old)
PF: Giannis (27 years old)
C: Thon (29 years old)

Thank you John Hammond! #ownthefuture
Thunder Muscle
RealGM
Posts: 12,995
And1: 569
Joined: Feb 18, 2005
Location: Wisconsin
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#16 » by Thunder Muscle » Thu May 4, 2017 5:59 pm

BUCKnation wrote:I thought he was already on his way out with Zanik being groomed


Yes, there is a succession plan. Zanik is the heir apparent and my understanding was next offseason, but I'm not for sure on that.

I would have to think Griffin is their Plan A. From Hammond's standpoint, you'd think he'd want to stick it out here to see what happens. But he'll be 64 this summer and if he is going to make a move, it would be now. As mentioned, I'm sure the idea of living in Florida may be appealing too. I'm guessing his stock is pretty high right now with Giannis, Maker, the Bucks looking like a potential force in the coming years, etc.
TBD
User avatar
humanrefutation
RealGM
Posts: 17,728
And1: 2,948
Joined: Jun 05, 2006
       

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#17 » by humanrefutation » Thu May 4, 2017 5:59 pm

They can have him. I'm not convinced he is the best GM for this team going forward. He hasn't shown a capacity to make shrewd signings or trades, and my guess is that his best skill - his choice to value length and take a home run swing in the draft - is going to be less valuable as more teams adopt that approach.

I'm not going to kick him out of the building, but I'm not begging him to stay.
User avatar
GHOSTofSIKMA
RealGM
Posts: 13,566
And1: 1,789
Joined: Jan 21, 2007
Location: NC
     

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#18 » by GHOSTofSIKMA » Thu May 4, 2017 6:01 pm

Ron Swanson wrote:Hammond can leave Milwaukee a core of Giannis/Middleton/Thon/Brogdon/Parker, and with his head held high. If it would mean Zanik takes over a year early, then great.


gms need to hang around making decent moves til they get lucky. that has been hammonds tenure. his worst move in a decade is signing drew gooden to an mle deal. that's a pretty good bullet point compared to a lot of other gms in this league.

It will be a sad day for me when he moves on.
User avatar
ElPeregrino
Analyst
Posts: 3,608
And1: 1,186
Joined: Feb 21, 2013

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#19 » by ElPeregrino » Thu May 4, 2017 6:03 pm

buckboy wrote:The fact that there's people that think Hammond was anything other than a train wreck is fascinating to me.

Years from now, I think we will look back at Hammond's tenure and view him much more favorably than he is viewed now.
In 2022:

PG: Brogdon (29 years old)
SG: Middleton (30 years old)
SF: Jabari (27 years old)
PF: Giannis (27 years old)
C: Thon (29 years old)

Thank you John Hammond! #ownthefuture
fansinceforever
Pro Prospect
Posts: 989
And1: 214
Joined: Oct 26, 2010

Re: Orlando Interested in Hammond 

Post#20 » by fansinceforever » Thu May 4, 2017 6:04 pm

There's no way this team gives Kidd a front office position. Hammond has done some great things here and he's also done some inexplicably awful things. Absolving him of blame because of influence I always thought was ridiculous but perhaps we've been too hard on him.

If it's time to start the Zanik era then so be it. We have Giannis, let's see what Zanik can do. Maybe a different perspective is exactly what we need to take the next step.

If Hammond leaves, i'll wish him well.

Return to Milwaukee Bucks