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Washington Park courts get a "reFRESH"

Published May 19, 2015

Kenny "The Jet" Smith will help make a donation to the Milwaukee Urban League Young Professionals on behalf of Coors Light, to reFRESH the community basketball court at Washington Park in Milwaukee.

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Nightmarish end can't erase Bucks' inspiring season

Published May 1, 2015

A season that started with hardly any expectations, then saw the loss of No. 2 overall pick Jabari Parker and the mystifying departure of Larry Sanders, ended with a thud Thursday night at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. But the ride was memorable.

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Unready for inspiring story to end, Bucks push Bulls to Game 6

Published April 28, 2015

Maybe these Milwaukee Bucks are just too young to know any better. Maybe the 3-0 deficit removed the fear factor and simply allowed them to play with a "Nothing to lose" attitude. Maybe this team is so vastly improved from last year's 15-67 debacle that it's simply better than anyone can believe. Whatever the case, the Bucks' 94-88 victory over the Chicago Bulls Monday night stunned a United Center crowd of 21,814 into silence by the end.

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Bucks add tangible victory to series of moral victories

Published April 26, 2015

No, they didn't win the NBA championship or the Eastern Conference. They're still a long way off from winning their series, much less tying it up. But the Milwaukee Bucks won a playoff game on Saturday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, and it means more than a single game victory.

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Even in defeat, Bucks' progress can't be ignored

Published April 25, 2015

Jason Kidd is really big on his young team learning from experience. Through three games against the Chicago Bulls in the NBA playoffs, his players have had plenty from which to learn. What they haven't experienced just yet is a playoff victory.

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Against the ropes now, young Bucks must crank it up

Published April 24, 2015

The young Milwaukee Bucks have done well against the Chicago Bulls, but the game Saturday could be the last of the series. The team knows it needs fans to crank it up and will try to send the series back to Chicago for a game 5.

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Bucks assemble a vibrant business team

Published April 8, 2015

Under new ownership, the Milwaukee Bucks made significant strides by building a young pool of talent on the court this season. However, the organization also has quickly assembled an impressive pool of young talent off the court in the front office.

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The new Bucks logo is better, but is it good?

Published April 2, 2015

Basketball is a game that involves quick moves, clever tactics, and constant energy, but there is nothing dynamic about this logo. The whole thing is mirrored from right to left. There is nothing interesting about that. I want this deer to be doing something. Not running or fighting or playing basketball, but something as simple as turning its head would tell me it's a three-dimensional living, breathing, exciting team.

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Boys & Girls Clubs receive $2 million donation for basketball league

Published March 19, 2015

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee (BGCGM) today announced it has received a $2 million donation from longtime donor and trustee Albert Nicholas, founder and chairman of the Nicholas Company, Inc. - a Milwaukee-based investment advisory firm - to fund and develop a recreational basketball league within its clubs.

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Marquette's Ellenson flying high and making history off the court

Published March 13, 2015

His younger brother may be the best high school basketball player in the country, but Wally Ellenson is THE best high jumper in America - and one of the best in the world. The "Kangaroo Kid" has a chance to win the NCAA indoor championship this weekend in Arkansas.

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Like Sinatra, Bo Ryan does it his way

Published Feb. 17, 2015

Bo Ryan has been coaching for 30 years in Wisconsin and he's had success wherever he's been. What's more, he's done it with a unique coaching style that features a deliberate offense and a tenacious defense that has the Badgers ranked among the best teams in the country.

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If UWM really wants to be big time, it's time to make a a coaching change

Published Jan. 13, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee wants to be a big time basketball program, but the school has been mired in mediocrity for years. If you are a big-time program you don't put up with that kind of result and you pull the trigger and give another coach a chance. It's that time for UWM.