Squad Six, the rambunctious groupof fans that has stood in section 212 for every Milwaukee Bucks home game over the past two seasons and the brainchild of former Bucks center Andrew Bogut appears to live on. The Squad posted a message on its Facebook page Wednesday:
Are you interested in joining this year’s version of Squad 6? Tryouts will be on Saturday, Oct. 20th. The player sponsoring the section will be Ersan Ilyasova. More details tomorrow.
Unfamiliar with Squad Six? Peep the video. They’re a group of fans that attend every game. It’s quite a commitment and tryouts are held to fill the spots. In previous years, Bogut along with a panel of judges would watch individual auditions and then announce who made the cut. By the end of last season numbers had dwindled quite a bit as enthusiasm around the team waned.
A new year brings new hope, apparently a new sponsor and probably some new faces.
Good on Ersan for becoming the new face of the fans and good on the Bucks for keeping this thing alive.