(Milwaukee, WI) — There’s a report that the Milwaukee Bucks will promote Justin Zanik to interim general manager while the team searches for a replacement to John Hammond. For the past year, Zanik was considered to be the heir apparent to Hammond but ESPN said Wednesday that the Bucks will conduct a nationwide search after Hammond left this week for Orlando. Both ESPN and Yahoo’s “The Vertical” say Zanik remains a serious contender for the GM post. Meanwhile, the Cleveland Plain Dealer says the Bucks are interested in Cavaliers’ GM David Griffin even though Milwaukee has not asked to interview him. The Cavs have denied requests in the past month from Orlando and Atlanta to interview Griffin.