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Category: Ownership

One Direction: Lasry, Edens, Hammond and Kidd

One Direction: Lasry, Edens, Hammond and Kidd

| July 2, 2014 | 25 Replies

Share Give Marc Lasry and Wes Edens some credit: They’ve put their stamp on the Milwaukee Bucks organization quickly. They want to rebuild and appear to be committed to that being a long term process. While they wait for wins to arrive, they’ll collect talent and act decisively when they get the chance to acquire the talent they [...]

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What are the Milwaukee Bucks getting into by pursuing Jason Kidd?

What are the Milwaukee Bucks getting into by pursuing Jason Kidd?

| June 29, 2014 | 10 Replies

ShareIf we’re marking the calendar, let’s put a big “X” on Friday, June 27, 2014. For a day — for a single, lonely day — the Milwaukee Bucks had the rapt, universal appreciation of their fanbase. On Friday, the Bucks brought Jabari Parker to Public Market during the day, then zipped him out for Summerfest [...]

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UPDATE: Bucks get permission from Nets to talk to Jason Kidd about presidency role according to reports

UPDATE: Bucks get permission from Nets to talk to Jason Kidd about presidency role according to reports

| June 28, 2014 | 20 Replies

ShareUPDATE: Kidd appears to be in the running for the President job in Milwaukee, which has been unoccupied since Herb Kohl stepped down as owner. Lasry said last week the Bucks were in the process of interviewing for the position. Bucks officials under this belief, sources tell Yahoo: Kidd wants Phil Jackson-like president’s role with Bucks – [...]

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A little over one month in, it’s draft day and things are going great for Marc Lasry and Wes Edens

A little over one month in, it’s draft day and things are going great for Marc Lasry and Wes Edens

| June 26, 2014 | Reply

ShareWes Edens and Marc Lasry officially closed on their new team on May 15th. It’s been a whirlwind tour/really big party since then. They’ve gotten to know Milwaukee and Milwaukee’s gotten to know them a bit. Tonight is the first actually big AND important night for them as owners in the basketball transaction sense. A [...]

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Lasry says that the Bucks won’t draft Embiid

Lasry says that the Bucks won’t draft Embiid

| June 23, 2014 | 8 Replies

ShareMilwaukee Bucks co-owner Marc Lasry spoke to the Rotary Club of Milwaukee Monday morning, and his talk revealed quite a bit about the direction of the Bucks — especially as it relates to Thursday’s NBA Draft. Lasry noted that the team’s choice for the #2 overall pick became a lot easier after Joel Embiid underwent [...]

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Neither Marc Lasry nor Wesley Edens will be the president of the Bucks

Neither Marc Lasry nor Wesley Edens will be the president of the Bucks

| June 2, 2014 | 3 Replies

ShareAs part of their public relations blitz on Milwaukee last Friday, Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens joined the Homer & Gabe show on ESPN Milwaukee 540 AM. It was the most revealing interview of the day for the new owners, as they were pressed with a number of interesting questions and occasionally re-asked a question or [...]

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New Bucks owners have successful public relations tour

New Bucks owners have successful public relations tour

| May 30, 2014 | 1 Reply

ShareWes Edens and Marc Lasry are not from Milwaukee. They are not from Wisconsin. They don’t reside here full time, never have and probably never will. Wes Edens and Marc Lasry appear to be aware of how that could look to people in Milwaukee. The Milwaukee Bucks are transitioning from an owner who was born [...]

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Sale of Bucks to get NBA approval tomorrow, according to report

Sale of Bucks to get NBA approval tomorrow, according to report

| May 14, 2014 | Reply

Share According to an ESPN report by Brian Windhorst, the sale of the Bucks to Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens is expected to become get approved by the NBA Board of Governors tomorrow. The $550 million sale of the Milwaukee Bucks to hedge fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry is expected to be finalized [...]

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If no arena is built, NBA has buyback option on Bucks, according to report

If no arena is built, NBA has buyback option on Bucks, according to report

| April 22, 2014 | 4 Replies

ShareAccording to a report by ESPN, the NBA has a buyback provision written into the sale contract of the Milwaukee Bucks that will allow the NBA to buy back the team if an arena deal is not reached by November 2017. Last week, Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry reached an agreement to acquire the team from [...]

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