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Bucks' Hammond named NBA Executive of the Year

NEW YORK (AP) -- Bucks general manager John Hammond has been selected as the NBA executive of the year after the Bucks finished the regular season with 12 more wins than last year and earned their first playoff berth since 2006.

Hammond received 12 of 30 votes from a panel of fellow NBA executives. Oklahoma City's Sam Presti was second with nine votes and Cleveland's Danny Ferry took third with two votes in results the league announced Saturday.

Charlotte's Rod Higgins, Dallas' Mark Cuban, Memphis' Chris Wallace, New Orleans' Jeff Bower, Portland's Kevin Pritchard, Sacramento's Geoff Petrie and Utah's Kevin O'Connor each received one vote.

The Bucks finished 46-36. They host the Hawks on Saturday night in Game 3 of their first-round playoff series, trailing 2-0.

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