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'Jurassic World' statue pays tribute to Richard Attenborough

'Jurassic World' statue pays tribute to Richard Attenborough

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) --"Jurassic World" director Colin Trevorrow honored late "Jurassic Park" star Richard Attenborough by revealing a John Hammond statue from the new movie.
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Bucks sign center Larry Sanders to multi-year contract extension

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 20 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks and center Larry Sanders have agreed on a multi-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday.

Bucks hire Larry Drew as coach

MILWAUKEE, May 31 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond said Friday an agreement had been reached that will make Larry Drew the team's next coach.

Milwaukee Bucks, interim head Coach Jim Boylan part ways

MILWAUKEE, May 1 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks won't be bringing back interim head Coach Jim Boylan, General Manager John Hammond announced Wednesday.

Bucks extend GM Hammonds' contract

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 23 (UPI) -- John Hammond has been given a three-year extension to serve as general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks, the team announced Wednesday.

UPI NewsTrack Sports

Alabama tops final coaches football poll … Texas A&M's Joeckel entering NFL draft … Jets fire offensive coordinator Sparano … Coach Skiles, Bucks 'mutually' part ways … Sports news from United Press International.
Coach Skiles, Bucks 'mutually' part ways

Coach Skiles, Bucks 'mutually' part ways

MILWAUKEE, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Scott Skiles was removed as Milwaukee Buck coach and assistant coach Jim Boylan will lead the team for the rest of the season, the NBA team said Tuesday.

Back injury sidelines Bucks' Andrew Bougut

MILWAUKEE, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- The Milwaukee Bucks said Wednesday that center Andrew Bogut will miss at least eight weeks because of a recurring back injury.

2 accused of scrapping 1,200 pound statue

READING, Pa., Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Pennsylvania police said they arrested two men suspected of stealing a brass angel statue, cutting it up and selling the pieces as scrap.

Sampson hired as Bucks assistant coach

MILWAUKEE, May 14 (UPI) -- Kelvin Sampson, forced to resign as coach of the Indiana Hoosiers in the midst of the 2007-2008 season, will join the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant.

Milwaukee Bucks fire head coach

MILWAUKEE, April 17 (UPI) -- Milwaukee Bucks Coach Larry Krystkowiak was fired Thursday, a day after the team ended the season with its eighth straight loss.

Bucks hire a general manager

MILWAUKEE, April 11 (UPI) -- Reports Friday said Detroit Pistons' Vice President of Basketball Operations John Hammond will be the next general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Basie box set filled with enduring gifts

The Count Basie Orchestra was the hardest swinging big band in American jazz history, arguably even the most swinging band of any size and context.
KEN FRANCKLING, United Press International

Elling to help head Grammy panel

LOS ANGELES, July 10 (UPI) -- Jazz singer Kurt Elling has been voted to the second-highest elected post at the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences.

Geldof to perform at Winnipeg Folk Fest

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, July 4 (UPI) -- Former Boomtown Rats singer Bob Geldof will be one of the headliners at this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival.
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John Hammond arrives at the 52nd annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on January 31, 2010. UPI/Jim Ruymen
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John Hammond (born July 19, 1954 in Zion, Illinois) is the current general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association, having succeeded Larry Harris on April 11, 2008. Previously, Hammond had been an assistant GM with the Detroit Pistons, where he had also worked as an assistant coach. He had also been an assistant coach with the Los Angeles Clippers, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska, and Houston Baptist University. He is a graduate of Greenville College. He has a daughter Lauryn Shay Hammond who attends Marquette University.

On April 24, 2010, it was announced that Hammond had won the annual NBA Executive of the Year Award, the first time a Bucks executive had ever won the award in the team's history. Hammond was credited with building a Bucks team that went from 34 to 46 victories in one season, including a return to the playoffs for the first time since 2006. He also was responsible for several moves he made before the 2009-2010 season, such as drafting Brandon Jennings and bringing in veteran John Salmons in a trade. Both of them played key roles in the Bucks' 2009-2010 campaign.

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