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Author Archive: Preston Schmitt

Preston is a senior at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he is majoring in journalism and history. (Twitter: @pdschmitt1)

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What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

What is TIF and how could it be used to fund an arena in Milwaukee?

| August 5, 2014 | 5 Replies

Share As the Milwaukee Bucks’ new owners continue their march toward a new facility, the elephant in the room grows: How will the Bucks and the local community find another $200 or $300 million to fund a new arena? Two alternatives to a Miller Park-like sales tax that have been floated around lately – most [...]

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What is a “jock tax” and is it a fair means to a new arena in Milwaukee?

What is a “jock tax” and is it a fair means to a new arena in Milwaukee?

| July 11, 2014 | 4 Replies

SharePreston Schmitt has been doing some killer research around the idea of a new arena in Milwaukee. He’s put together an extensive glossary to help you understand the situation and parties involved. It’s necessary reading. Today, he digs further into the idea of a “jock tax”, just what that entails and how it can be [...]

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A glossary for the great Milwaukee Arena debate

A glossary for the great Milwaukee Arena debate

| June 12, 2014 | 6 Replies

SharePolitical reporting is a very different reporting scene than sports reporting. Sub the word “blogging” in for “reporting” and the statement is still true. There are about the same number of names to remember, but often political reading feels like the eating of vegetables to the eating of dessert that sports reading is. There are [...]

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Arbitrarily graded: John Hammond’s draft picks

Arbitrarily graded: John Hammond’s draft picks

| May 28, 2014 | 3 Replies

ShareWe started reviewing John Hammond’s history as the general manager of the Milwaukee Bucks as it relates to the NBA draft on Tuesday. Today, we dig in deeper and analyze how each of his picks performed related to players selected around them and players historically picked in that draft slot. (A note on the charts: The first [...]

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John Hammond’s Savior: The NBA Draft

John Hammond’s Savior: The NBA Draft

| May 27, 2014 | 6 Replies

ShareMilwaukee Bucks fans can reasonably debate whether general manager John Hammond should still be around on June 26 to head his seventh draft in Milwaukee, but it’s fairly clear why he will be. It’s becoming increasingly apparent that the new Bucks owners, Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, will give Hammond at least a one-season trial [...]

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A clutch defeat: Pistons 116 — Bucks 111

A clutch defeat: Pistons 116 — Bucks 111

| March 31, 2014 | 10 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 111 Final Recap | Box Score 116 Detroit Pistons Khris Middleton, PF Shot Chart 32 MIN | 6-16 FG | 0-0 FT | 1 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 1 BLK | 2 TO | 14 PTS | -15 The rim wasn’t kind to Middleton, who finished with 14 [...]

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A critique of the Neal trade: Magic — Bucks Preview

A critique of the Neal trade: Magic — Bucks Preview

| March 10, 2014 | 8 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks Here’s an important preface: What is described below probably won’t significantly affect Milwaukee’s long- or short-term future. With that said, it’s unfortunate the Bucks incidentally acquired two players who are better than the two players for whom they were traded. It’s also unfortunate Milwaukee didn’t reach buyout agreements with those [...]

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Refreshingly competitive: Pacers 101– Bucks 96

Refreshingly competitive: Pacers 101– Bucks 96

| February 27, 2014 | 9 Replies

Share Milwaukee Bucks 96 Final Recap | Box Score 101 Indiana Pacers Ersan Ilyasova, PF Shot Chart 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 2-2 FT | 11 REB | 1 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 2 TO | 9 PTS | -5 When these two teams met last week, David West tossed [...]

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Back to reality: Magic – Bucks Preview

Back to reality: Magic – Bucks Preview

| February 18, 2014 | 2 Replies

ShareWhat to Watch For: Bucks The trade deadline is 3 p.m. CST Thursday. After this game, the Bucks don’t play again until Thursday night. Alas, this could be the last night Ersan Ilyasova pump fakes in a Bucks uniform. This could be the last night Luke Ridnour drills a pull-up jumper in transition in a Bucks [...]

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