The Milwaukee Bucks received permission to interview four candidates for their open general manager position, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday .
Former GM John Hammond left for the Orlando Magic last week .
According to Wojnarowski's sources, the Bucks will speak with Indiana Vice President of Basketball Operations Peter Dinwiddie, Denver Assistant GM Arturas Karnisovas, Atlanta Special Advisor Wes Wilcox, and Memphis Vice President of Player Personnel Ed Stefanski.
ESPN's Marc Stein reported that Stefanski is "expected to get strong consideration for the position."
Ed Stefanski, of course, worked alongside both Rod Thorn and Bucks coach Jason Kidd with the Nets ... while Kidd was still an active player.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) May 31, 2017
Stefanski was the GM for the New Jersey Nets from 2004 to 2007 and filled the same position for the Philadelphia 76ers from 2007 to 2011.
While with New Jersey, Stefanski completed a trade with Toronto for superstar Vince Carter.
The Bucks' interim GM Justin Zanik is still a strong internal candidate, according to Wojnarowski's sources. Zanik was brought in as the assistant GM in 2016, and was promoted to interim status after Hammond's departure.