The Milwaukee GM will reunite with new Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman to try to revive the foundering franchise.
It’s not quite breaking up the Beatles, but dissolving the partnership between Raptors president Masai Ujiri and his trusted general manager Jeff Weltman will leave a tremendous hole in the inner workings of the Toronto Raptors. Weltman gave Ujiri his first full-time job in the NBA. Ujiri got to the GM level sooner and had it written into his contract when he arrived in Toronto that he could hire Weltman away from the Milwaukee Bucks. Throughout the pair’s time together in Toronto, Ujiri knew the day would eventually arrive when the two would be split up again. That day arrived on Tuesday, when the Orlando Magic came calling with the opportunity for Weltman to run his own team. “I think he has
Boasting a budding star and an impressive roster of young talent, the Milwaukee Bucks are opening up their search for a new general manager to lead them into contention in the Eastern Conference. After longtime GM John Hammond left to join friend Jeff Weltman in the Orlando Magic front office, the Bucks are bringing in respected league executive Rod Thorn to help with the search for a replacement, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bucks were not publicly discussing their search.