Tuesday Bucks Notes

  • Donnie Walsh is out in Indiana and reportedly headed to the Knicks, ending the speculation that Herb Kohl might make a run at the long-time Pacer CEO.
  • Gery Woelfel has a must-read overview of potential GM candidates. Most of the names won't be familiar to the casual fan, which raises the secondary question of whether some of the lesser-known candidates would have the autonomy to rebuild the Bucks as they see fit--one of the main reasons why Walsh was such an attractive candidate. While a number of the candidates look good on paper, it's difficult to say much without knowing their real role with their current team. If I had to pick one guy who's intriguing, it might be Pistons VP of Basketball Operations John Hammond:

    As the vice president of basketball operations for the Detroit Pistons, Hammond has served as Joe Dumars’ right-hand man.

    Hammond, a native of Zion, Ill., is in his seventh year with the Pistons and is highly-regarded in NBA circles.

    Hammond has been courted by some teams in recent years for their GM position, but decided to remain with the Pistons primarily because of his loyalty to Dumars.

  • Check out Round 9 of the MVP/ROY Blogger Rankings at Hornets247. LeBron James is no longer on top in the MVP race, and there are ties in both the MVP and ROY races. Rather interesting. Here's the ballot Alex submitted:

    MVP: 1. LeBron James 2. Chris Paul 3. Kobe Bryant 4.Kevin Garnett 5. Tim Duncan 6. Dirk Nowitzki 7. Steve Nash 8. Deron Williams 9. Amare Stoudemire 10. Allen Iverson

    ROY: 1. Kevin Durant 2. Al Horford 3. Luis Scola 4. Carl Landry 5. Thaddeus Young

  • Best wishes to Bucks equipment manager Dwayne Wilson, who Woelfel reports is back out of the hospital after suffering a stroke.
  • We also send our condolences to Desmond Mason and his wife Andrea, whose brother Kirk recently passed away.
X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior users will need to choose a permanent username, along with a new password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

I already have a Vox Media account!

Verify Vox Media account

Please login to your Vox Media account. This account will be linked to your previously existing Eater account.

Please choose a new SB Nation username and password

As part of the new SB Nation launch, prior MT authors will need to choose a new username and password.

Your username will be used to login to SB Nation going forward.

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.

Join Brew Hoop

You must be a member of Brew Hoop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Hoop. You should read them.

Join Brew Hoop

You must be a member of Brew Hoop to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Brew Hoop. You should read them.

Spinner.vc97ec6e

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9347_tracker