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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

Share Preston 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 [...]

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One Direction: Lasry, Edens, Hammond and Kidd

One Direction: Lasry, Edens, Hammond and Kidd

| July 2, 2014 | 25 Replies

ShareGive 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 want. [...]

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Reports: Bucks offering second round pick to make Kidd new head coach

Reports: Bucks offering second round pick to make Kidd new head coach

| June 29, 2014 | 19 Replies

ShareSOUUURRRRCCEEEEESSS!! The Jason Kidd story has taken another turn. Now it appears the Milwaukee Bucks only desired him as head coach all along and never had any aspirations to make him the team’s president. They first met with Kidd the day after the NBA Draft in New York and have quietly been working on a [...]

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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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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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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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The lottery is done. The Milwaukee Bucks will pick second. So where do we go from here?

The lottery is done. The Milwaukee Bucks will pick second. So where do we go from here?

| May 21, 2014 | 39 Replies

ShareIt’s hard to think of a night in the past few years, outside of that short playoff run in 2010, that Milwaukee Bucks fans enjoyed more than yesterday. There were multiple parties in the city of Milwaukee dedicated to the thing they like that typically no one cares about. Judging from the photos, videos and [...]

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