November 3, 2005 -
The Milwaukee Bucks have exercised the 2006-07 option year contained in the contract of General Manager Larry Harris and have added one additional year (2007-08), the club announced today. Harris, 42, is in his third season as Bucks general manager and his sixteenth season with the team as a full-time employee.
"Larry has done a good job as our General Manager," Bucks owner and President Herb Kohl said Thursday. "We look forward to his continued growth and development in the future."
The option exercise and additional year will provide Harris with three more seasons and puts the Club's commitment to him on the same time frame as new Head Coach Terry Stotts. Both are now under contract through the 2007-08 season.
Harris said, "I want to thank Senator Kohl for the contract extension and the opportunity he gave me two years ago. Over this time we have had some difficult decisions to make. Our goal is to build a team that can get to the playoffs every year and ultimately to win a championship. I am excited about the future and glad I will be a part of this organization moving forward.”
Harris has served as the team's Assistant General Manager (2001-03), Director of Player Personnel (1998-2001), and Director of Scouting (1996-1998).