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Milwaukee explains how it would pay its share for new Bucks arena

MILWAUKEE -- The public's first opportunity to formally comment on part of a $500 million funding plan to build a new Milwaukee Bucks arena attracted an overflow crowd Monday evening, with one group questioning how the city has enough money to help pay for the project but not neighborhood or school investments. The packed City Hall meeting began the final stage of a process that...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee funding for new Bucks arena goes before public

MILWAUKEE -- Milwaukee's top development official and its chief financial officer will publicly present details Monday of the final piece of a proposed $500 million funding puzzle to build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and help keep the NBA franchise in the city. Development Commissioner Rocky Marcoux will lay out how the city plans to generate its $47 million share of public...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: What Should Be Their Rotation?

(Dec. 1, 2014 – Source: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… The Milwaukee Bucks were the surprise team in the Eastern Conference last season, going from the worst record in the league to the 6th playoff spot and challenging the Chicago Bulls in their eventual first round defeat. The signing of Greg Monroe to anchor...
Via HoopStuff
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks, NBA two months away from regular season

Well the dog days of summer have passed, and baseball pennant races are heating up as the weather cools down. The turning of the leaves means that the boys of fall are back on the gridiron, but basketball fans who live and die by the phrase “ball is life” have to wait nearly 60 more days before the NBA regular season kicks off. After a playoff appearance that ended on a bittersweet...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks to play three in-state games in 2015 preseason

The Milwaukee Bucks will play three in-state preseason games in a six-game slate announced by the team Friday morning. Two of the games played in Wisconsin will be at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and one at the Kohl Center in Madison. The Bucks open the preseason in Chicago on Tuesday, Oct. 6. The first home game of the preseason will be the 39th MACC Fund game, Oct. 10 against...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bucks' GM calls six-man core the future of the organization

Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hammond has done a nice job building a young core for head coach Jason Kidd to tutor and grow with.And while there are multiple young players with potential on the roster, Hammond looks at the core group of Michael Carter-Williams, Khris Middleton, Jabari Parker, Giannis Antetokounmpo, Greg Monroe and John Henson as the biggest pieces for the future. Here...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

12 Amazing NBA 2K16 Features That Have Been Confirmed

1. Ability to Relocate Teams Users will now have the ability to relocate teams from their current city to a major North American city. For example, you would be able to move the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee to Las Vegas. There will be certain criteria that will need to be met in order to relocate like the population of the city, overall fan interest, and income of the market...
Via Heat Nation
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker Throws Down a Healthy Dunk

Milwaukee Bucks rookie Jabari Parker looks pretty much recovered from his season ending ACL injury suffered in December. Watch as he skies for an alley-oop dunk at his Jabari Parker Family Basketball Camp held at Grafton High School in Wisconsin. The post Jabari Parker Throws Down a Healthy Dunk appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Jabari Parker soars for alley-oop slam dunk at his basketball camp

For those of you wondering how Jabari Parker of the Milwaukee Bucks is doing in the offseason, it appears that he’s back to his old high-flying self. After suffering a season-ending ACL injury last season, Parker has been helping teach young players at his annual Jabari Parker Family Basketball camp. During one of the camps, Parker played in a game with the campers and threw down...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: New arena paid for by you

  The Milwaukee Bucks have plans for a new stadium, behind $250 million from public subsidies. $250 million dollars is a lot of money. Saying a lot of money is arbitrary though because it is completely relative. If every person in America had $250 million, it wouldn’t be worth $250 million like it is now. What matters the most is the logic behind each of us rationalizing what...
Via isportsweb.com
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Reunited with Kidd and recovered from stab injuries, Copeland focused on Bucks

ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- A connection with Bucks coach Jason Kidd lured free-agent Chris Copeland to Milwaukee. He's looking forward to playing for a familiar face in a new home, and not dwelling on the injuries he sustained after getting stabbed outside a New York night club in the spring. "I'm just focusing on the season this year," Copeland said. "I'm really excited about the year...
Via Fox Sports Wisconsin
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

After going through two head coaches in the 2014-15 season, the Orlando Magic will look for more stability at the position as they try to build on their promising young core. Following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn on Feb 5, 2014, the Magic appeared to already have his replacement in mind. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojranowski tweeted this just hours after the Magic formally announced...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Bulls hire Tony Kukoc as special advisor

    In the latest reading from the Holy Gospel according to the Sacramento Kings, the Chicago Bulls have hired former team great Toni Kukoc to a role in the front office as a special advisor. The Croatian Sensation will advise Bulls president and COO Michael Reinsdorf, the team announced in an official press release on Monday. “Toni will work across the organization and...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Giannis Antetokounmpo could play some center next season

    The Greek Freak Experience just got a little bit freakier, and it’s awesome. Milwaukee Bucks GM John Hammond made an apperance on The Baseline NBA Podcast on Tuesday and spoke about the team’s plans for the upcoming 2015-16 NBA season. Amongst them, the Bucks could be exploring the possibility of playing 20-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo at the center position at times...
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Milwaukee Bucks: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(April 22, 2015 – Source: Tom Lynn/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content at Hoopstuff… *The following is an analysis of what I believe should be the Bucks starting 5, not a prediction of what it will be. PG: Michael Carter-Williams In retrospect I can’t say Philly trading MCW to the Milwaukee Bucks was shocking. They’re all about kicking...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

It’s time to take the Milwaukee Bucks seriously

The time to “Fear the Deer” is sooner rather than later   The Milwaukee Bucks have seized the opportunity this off-season and have begun the transition from a young talented team to a legitimate contender in the distasteful Eastern Conference.   The Bucks made a splash in free agency by beating out the New York Knicks and the Los Angeles Lakers for free agent C Greg Monroe...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks plan to be ‘very conservative’ with Jabari Parker next season

After landing free agent big man Greg Monroe over the summer to bolster a preposterously exciting young core, the Milwaukee Bucks have been generating a ton of buzz in NBA circles lately. But the team might be pumping the brakes on their own hype train before the season even begins. In an interview with Michael...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Ex-NBA star Vin Baker now working at Starbucks?

As the ESPN documentary “Broke” taught us, professional athletes can lose all of their earnings in the blink of an eye. One person who knows that path well is former NBA big man Vin Baker, who saw his basketball career fizzle out due to alcoholism and surrounding himself with the wrong people. As a result, while working occasionally as an ordained minister and trying to find...
Via Campus Sports Net
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Hoopless in Seattle: Why the NBA should expand

Recently, I was watching John Oliver’s piece about stadiums in the United States and he mentioned that the Milwaukee Bucks were threatening to move to Seattle - the former home of the Supersonics. This week we'll be giving the Emerald City a reason to stop crying into their Kevin Durant Sonics jerseys and a glimpse into what a future team in Seattle will look like.  The threat...
Via The Sports Quotient
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Wisconsin State Senate passes bill to fund new Bucks arena

It was just last week that Milwaukee Bucks President Peter Feigin told Wisconsin lawmakers that short of the state funding $250 million for a new arena, the team would likely end up playing in either Seattle or Las Vegas. Not taking such a threat idly, the Wisconsin State Senate passed a bill to fund a new Bucks stadium in Milwaukee: Wisconsin Senate just passed a bill to fund...
Via Sportsnaut
July 15, 2015  |  Discuss

John Henson, Bucks Closing in on Contract Extension

The Milwaukee Bucks were one of the biggest surprises in the NBA last season, and were able to make it to the NBA Playoffs despite not being given much of a chance by the media. Jason Kidd did an excellent job in his second season as a head coach and the Bucks played excellent fundamental basketball. Johnson Henson is a big piece of their puzzle heading into the 2015-16 season, and...
Via Hoops-Nation
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks president threatens move to Vegas, Seattle

Everything seems to be headed in the right direction for the up-and-coming Milwaukee Bucks. Fresh off a playoff appearance this past season, Milwaukee was able to add a top-end free agent in the form of Greg Monroe to an already talent-laden roster. Unfortunately, politics in the state of Wisconsin could potentially dampen the good feelings around the organization in recent months...
Via Sportsnaut
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Jason Kidd to be named general manager of Bucks

Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has been one of the most integral members of the organization in its turnaround from bottom feeder to playoff team over the past couple seasons. According to Dave Begel of OnMilwaukee.com, Hammond is on the verge of being rewarded by finding himself replaced by Bucks head coach Jason Kidd, who will reportedly be named the team’s general...
Via Sportsnaut
July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Grading The Deal: Khris Middleton Re-Signs With Bucks On Five-Year, $70M Deal

To the surprise of no one, the Milwaukee Bucks agreed to re-sign Khris Middleton just a few hours after free agency opened early Wednesday. The Bucks, armed with significant cap space after a series of moves over the past few months, rewarded Middleton for a breakout season with a five-year, $70 million contract. Oddly enough, Middleton's contract mirrors the one Brandon Knight...
Via RealGM - NBA
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Bucks in position to take next step forward

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of just a few playoff teams that have both a promising future and a pivotal offseason. After a .500 regular season record and an admirable effort against the Chicago Bulls in the postseason, the Bucks are armed with significant cap space, a mid-first round draft pick and several tradable contracts as they enter the new league year. Already with sizable...
Via RealGM - NBA
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss
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