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Articles tagged with 'Bucks'


Annual MACC Fund Game is Saturday

Published Oct. 9, 2015

For me and many fans, the annual MACC Fund game marks the beginning of the basketball season. It's always a fun, charitable way to see the new Bucks players and get primed for the regular season.


When sources go south: Bucks' extension of Hammond's contract contradicts report

Published Oct. 6, 2015

Recently, the Milwaukee Bucks extended the contract of General Manager John Hammond. The agreement keeps Hammond in his position with the Bucks through the 2016-17 season. I was wrong on this one. In July I had written that the Bucks were on the verge of appointing Coach Jason Kidd to be the head of basketball operations and either parting ways with Hammond or finding another position for him in the organization.


Thanks for the assist, Jabari

Published Oct. 5, 2015

We enjoyed Bucks Fan Fest on Saturday. These types of events are fairly standardized for teams today and many have made them multi-day affairs with countless attractions and ways to earn your cheers and cash. On Saturday, the Bucks players did their best to be unique and stand out.


Milwaukee Talks: BMO Harris Bradley Center's Doug Johnson

Published Sept. 29, 2015

With a string of three shows by unrivaled country megastar Garth Brooks on tap at the BMO Harris Bradley Center last week, the postponement of an anticipated 50th anniversary tour concert by The Who at the venue, and the drive to build a replacement for the BC clearing its final hurdle, it seemed like the perfect time to sit down with the Bradley Center's Director of Booking Doug Johnson to talk about the past, present and future.


Wisconsin Center District Board selects Downtown arena advisory team

Published Sept. 25, 2015

On Friday, Wisconsin Center District (WCD) Board Chairman Scott A. Neitzel presented selections to the board on an initial team of advisors who can assist with the Milwaukee arena negotiations. The WCD Board unanimously approved the Chairman's selections.


Stearns brings new skill set to task of rebuilding Milwaukee Brewers

Published Sept. 22, 2015

In case there was any doubt, baseball in Milwaukee has changed Doug Melvin, the present general manager is 63. College was not part of his game plan He was a minor league pitcher until he realized he should be in the front office. The new general manager, David Stearns, is 30. He went to Harvard, of all places and has a degree in political science.


County and Bucks announce completion of Park East land sale for arena

Published Sept. 9, 2015

County Executive Chris Abele, joined by Bucks President Peter Feigin, representatives from organized labor and other arena supporters, will announce the approved sale of Park East land to the Milwaukee Bucks at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 9, at Block 7 of the Park East, located on the corner of 4th Street and Juneau Avenue.


My letter to the Milwaukee Common Council

Published Aug. 31, 2015

We all need reminders of the importance of keeping the project on pace. So, since it's public record once I submitted it last week, I'm sharing the letter I sent to all members of Milwaukee's Common Council.


Rating Milwaukee's "uniform attractiveness"

Published Aug. 19, 2015

It's fun to analyze, pontificate and rank team uniforms and logos. Paul Lukas' latest work on ESPN ranks "uniform attractiveness." Milwaukee falls into his group with two major pro sports teams (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL). He also does a ranking of the 20 cities with three or more teams.


Urban spelunking: BMO Harris Bradley Center

Published Aug. 19, 2015

Standing in the penthouse - the highest point you can access inside the BMO Harris Bradley Center - and gazing down about 13 stories through the metal grate beneath your feet, the view down to the Bucks playing floor is stunning. For some it might be vertigo-inducing, but the view made me philosophical about Milwaukee's pro sports arena, which is unlikely to survive more than a few more years.


Bucks host town hall meeting; sign Landry

Published Aug. 17, 2015

The Bucks and Ald. Milele Coggs will host a town hall meeting at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 20 at the Hillside Family Resource Center, 1452 N. 7th St. to discuss the impact of a new arena a block from the Hillside housing complex. The Bucks also announced the signing of Marcus Landry today.