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State Assembly passes financing package for new Bucks arena

Published July 28, 2015

The financing package for a new Downtown arena for the Milwaukee Backs has passed the legislature after the Assembly voted 52-34 Tuesday to pass the measure. The bill provides $250 million in public funding to build the $500 million building.

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My letter to the state legislature

Published July 27, 2015

Today I'm writing to ask the members of the state legislature to please vote yes tomorrow for the new Wisconsin arena and entertainment district in Downtown Milwaukee. It's important and vital to our state's long term viability. You should call or email your state representative, too.

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Bucks "own the future" with NBA's best young core

Published July 22, 2015

Own the future. It's a trendy marketing slogan the Milwaukee Bucks have been using recently, with the franchise asking fans to think long-term. It's one thing to say it. It's an entirely different situation when the actual roster reflects that vision in a way that no other NBA team can match.

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Favre ceremony is a testament to fan forgiveness

Published July 20, 2015

Brett Favre will be inducted into the Packers Hall of Fame Saturday. The retired quarterback joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Paul Molitor as players who left Wisconsin under difficult circumstances but later were honored for their contributions.

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I'm not a Bucks fan, but build it now!

Published July 8, 2015

While I only passively care about what happens on the court, I nonetheless passionately, urgently and desperately request Milwaukee and Wisconsin to get its act together and build the Bucks a new arena before it's too late. Just like I preached in the mid '90s when the Brewers were semi-genuinely eying Charlotte as their new home, I'll say it again: Build it now.

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Take a deep breath, Bucks fans: Kidd-Hammond relationship still developing

Published July 8, 2015

A report by Dave Begel from Sunday night said that Bucks coach Jason Kidd could replace John Hammond as the team's general manager as soon as next week. While the future could hold many things for Hammond and Kidd, based on the Bucks' current standing, everyone might want to take a deep breath and allow for their relationship to continue developing.

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Jason Kidd expected to be named head of Bucks basketball operations

Published July 5, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks are expected to name head coach Jason Kidd the head of basketball operations next week. Kidd tried to get both jobs when he was in Brooklyn and his failure to do so was cited as a factor in him agreeing to come to Milwaukee.John Hammond has been general manager of the Bucks since 2008.

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10 free agents who could sign with the Bucks

Published July 1, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks will find out in the coming days whether a promising roster, a future Hall of Famer coaching on the bench and max-level money is enough to convince one of the prized NBA free agents to actually choose the Bucks. No, it won't be LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love or Marc Gasol donning Milwaukee's new green and cream jerseys, but there are plenty of free-agent players who would make a big difference for the Bucks.

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Bucks nix power forwards to go for shooters on NBA draft night

Published June 26, 2015

The Milwaukee Bucks, who didn't have much shooting in their arsenal last season, went for exactly that in both the NBA draft and a draft-night trade. Rashad Vaughn, a shooter from UNLV, and Greivis Vasquez, a veteran shooter from the Toronto Raptors, will join the Milwaukee Bucks.