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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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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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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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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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