Report: Milwaukee Bucks to open up general manager search

Assistant GM Justin Zanik will serve as interim
Posted at 5:12 PM, May 24, 2017

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to open up their general manager search, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

Former GM John Hammond signed a five-year deal with the Orlando Magic on Tuesday after nine seasons with Milwaukee.

It was expected that assistant general manager Justin Zanik would automatically be promoted to the top spot, but that does not appear to be the case.

For now, Zanik will serve as the interim GM while the team undergoes a broader search, The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Zanik will still have an opportunity to interview for the position, according to Stein.

Stein continued to report that team consultant and longtime executive Rod Thorn will head the GM search committee.

Thorn, a former first round pick in 1963, won Executive of the Year in 2002 with the New Jersey Nets.

The Bucks finished 42-40 this past season, but were eliminated by Toronto in the first round of the playoffs.

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