Former Bucks star Sidney Moncrief joins FS Wisconsin tonight when the Bucks take on San Antiono at the Bradley Center.
Moncrief, whose No. 4 hangs from the Bradley Center rafters, spent 10 seasons in Milwaukee. He led the Bucks to seven consecutive division championships and three trips to the Eastern Conference Finals.
He remains among the league leaders in many categories, including points (11,594), games (695), rebounds (3,447), assists (2,689) and steals (874).
Regular analyst Jon McGlocklin is taking a few days off so Moncrief will handle analysis tonight and Friday, when the Bucks travel to Philadelphia.
He took a few minutes Wednesday afternoon to chat with me about his broadcasting debut:
AW: You did some coaching once your playing career ended, what else has been keeping you busy?
Moncrief: I'm doing well. I do team-building, leadership and diversity workshops. I do those on the basketball court. That's what I'm doing right now.
AW: Have you been back to Milwaukee since your playing and coaching days have come to an end?
SM: I have. Several times. It's always great to come back to Milwaukee. I have a lot of fond memories of my playing days there and the people here. It's always great to come back.
AW: Have you been following the team at all? It had to be fun last year to see and hear the buzz surrounding the team.
SM: I was out of the country so I couldn't follow the team closely. I saw at the end of the year, how things played out, but I wasn't able to follow them as closely, day-to-day, while I was out of the country.
AW: Have you done broadcasting work before?
SM: No, I haven't. Broadcasting is a new thing for me. I'm excited about the challenge, working with Jim Paschke and the Bucks. It's going to be a lot of fun.
AW: Stepping in for Jon McGlocklin ... those are some pretty big shoes to fill.
SM: No doubt. Of course, Jon was broadcasting the games when I played here. He's extremely talented and very well-respected. It's going to be a pretty big task to try and fill in for him but I welcome the opportunity to be a part of the broadcast team.