THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS: FRONT OFFICE

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PRESIDENT: Sen. Herb Kohl (1985--)
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A major philanthropist in the city of Milwaukee and the state of Wisconsin, Senator Herb Kohl has owned the Bucks since 1985. He is celebrating his 23rd season as Bucks owner. He promised former owner, John Fitzgerald, that he would keep the team in Milwaukee when he purchased it. Kohl has earned many awards for his activities, including Best Corporate Citizen of 1997 by Madison Magazine. In the midst of rebuilding the Bucks this season, Sen. Kohl refused to have New York Knicks star Zach Randolph playing on his team, complaining of the off the court issues and bad attitude. Seeing that the Bucks were not really making any major progress this season, Kohl fired General Manager Larry Harris on March 19, 2008 . To see more information on the Bucks' owner, click here.
(FORMER) GENERAL MANAGER: Larry Harris (2003-2008)
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Larry Harris was fired by the Milwaukee Bucks on March 19, 2008 for not making significant progress with the franchise. He was named the Bucks' General Manager on July 1, 2003. He was the Bucks' GM for five seasons before being let go. Milwaukee made the playoffs twice under his five-year tenure, being eliminated in the opening round both times. Harris, 44, has been working with the Bucks for nearly 19 years, starting off as a scout/video coordinator in 1990 under his father, Del Harris, who was the head coach of the Bucks at the time. Harris is notorious for not making any clutch deals during the season and making small deals in the offseason. An official replacement has not been named yet. To see more information on Larry Harris, click here.
(CURRENT) GENERAL MANAGER: John Hammond (2008--)
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John Hammond enters his first season as Milwaukee Bucks General Manager. He was hired by Milwaukee on April 11, 2008 after former GM Larry Harris was fired back in March. He has served the Detroit Pistons for the past seven seasons as the team's Vice President and he is bringing with him 29 years of coaching experience. He wants to "bring a championship to Milwaukee", he mentioned in his statement addressing the media. To the fans this is a great hire because of Hammond's experience in basketball and he also has experience with a winning team (the Pistons). To see more information about John Hammond and his experience in the NBA, click here.
(FORMER) HEAD COACH: Larry Krystkowiak (2007-2008)
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Larry Krystkowiak was fired as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on April 17, 2008 after one season as the coach for displaying mediocrity on the court once again. Krystkowiak celebrated his first full season as Bucks head coach this season. Taking over for Terry Stotts (fired) on March 14, 2007, "Larry K" coached Milwaukee the final 18 games of the season, going 5-13 in that stretch. He was hired by the Bucks on June 22, 2006 as an assistant coach after coaching his alma mater, the University of Montana. At Montana he coached the Grizzlies to a 42-20 record in two seasons and made the NCAA Tournament in both campaigns, going 1-2 in the tourney. Krystkowiak, 42, was drafted by the Chicago Bulls in 1986 and played nine NBA seasons, including five with Milwaukee. To see more information on Larry Krystkowiak, click here.

(CURRENT) HEAD COACH: Scott Skiles (2008--)
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Scott Skiles was hired as the new Bucks coach on April 21, 2008, signing a 4-year deal with Milwaukee. He was fired from the Chicago Bulls last December after saying that the team needed a "new voice" and the chemistry with him and Ben Wallace wasn't exactly ship-shape. He did not take a coaching job after he was released. "It's not going to be easy," Skiles said. "I don't have any magic dust to sprinkle on people. We're going to have to do it by working harder and playing better [defense], and the first step will be getting competitive every single night. The team has not been competitive every night and if we do that, good things will happen." (source). Skiles, 44, looks to revamp this Bucks squad that went 26-56 this past season and played poor defense and mediocre team chemistry, a problem Skiles had with Chicago. To see more information about Scott Skiles, click here.

ASSISTANT COACH: Kelvin Sampson (2008--)
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Kelvin Sampson brings some magnificent basketball experience to the Bucks bench. However, his reputation has been tarnished at the University of Indiana after he was bought out for violating NCAA recruiting rules. He previously coached at Montana Tech, Washington State, Oklahoma, and Indiana. His nickname, "Mr. Blue Shirt", was coined while he was coaching at the University of Oklahoma because he only wears blue dress shirts when he coaches. He was hired as an advisor for the San Antonio Spurs on March 8 and then he signed a contract with the Bucks on May 14, 2008.

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