“When Walker announced a plan last week to spend $250 million in taxpayer money for a proposed $500 million basketball arena in downtown Milwaukee, the local chapter of the Koch-founded advocacy group Americans for Prosperity joined the chorus of detractors who condemned the project. The National Basketball Association is demanding the new venue and is…
“The Bucks sent a major signal they intend to be an aggressive player in free agency with Thursday’s trade that sent forward Ersan Ilyasova to the Detroit Pistons. The move created $8 million of additional salary cap space, giving the team approximately $22 million to work with when free agency negotiations begin on July 1.…
“The head of the Wisconsin Center District has attacked those working on a deal to build a new $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks, saying the talks were too secretive and “uncivilized.” Franklyn Gimbel, chairman of the district, said he was particularly upset that he has yet to be informed about the details of…
The plan Walker spelled out includes $250 million already committed by the Bucks’ current and former owners. The other half will come from taxpayers, a contribution capped at $250 million, with the team bearing any responsibility for cost overruns. The taxpayer cost would grow to an estimated $400 million over 20 years with interest. Via…
Big news. Where will you be at 3:15 today? – Arena-funding announcement confirmed for Thursday afternoon http://t.co/0JNaiHwQEQ — David Schuyler (@dschuylerMBJ) June 4, 2015
Via Builders group joins pro-arena coalition @ JS All Politics Blog.
Officials met for about 40 minutes Tuesday in the state Capitol as they work to finalize a deal in time to have the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee insert the financing deal in the state budget before it wraps up its work this week. The budget committee is expected to finish its work Friday or Saturday…
Via Latest SI mock draft has Hunter to Bucks at No. 17; Kaminsky at No. 6 to Kings @ JS Bucks Blog.
With these realities in mind, it is magical thinking (or just flat-out bullshit) to believe that the Bucks arena and related arena/entertainment district would be “all gain, no pain,” but that’s how the MMAC portrayed it in this absurd push-poll. Via MMAC tries BS poll to sell magic Bucks Arena @ Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse.
The @Bucks win. See you Thursday night @BMOHBC. #OwnTheFuture — ESPN Milwaukee (@ESPNMilwaukee) April 28, 2015
MCW led the Bucks with 22 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, and Middleton added 21 points in Bucks victory. http://t.co/BMCjIN4fPG — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 28, 2015
Via New Poll Suggests Path For Bucks Deal @ Right Wisconsin.
Via Marquette Urges Public Financing of Bucks Arena @ Boots & Sabers.
Bucks arena deal – Bucks: No deal reached on new arena; another meeting planned Thursday http://t.co/AlEreYiD2J pic.twitter.com/m3ek6dZ24Y — madison.com (@madisondotcom) April 23, 2015
Bucks: Team president Peter Feigin takes back ’10-day’ deadline on arena talks Bucks: Team president Peter Feigin takes back '10-day' deadline on arena talks http://t.co/0wy1dWSipt pic.twitter.com/XwO2TLf3VI — madison.com (@madisondotcom) April 22, 2015
#Bucks: Michael Carter-Williams scores 30 to lead Milwaukee to win over his old team http://t.co/OwvLqlE5Ar pic.twitter.com/r5mJ8nXYuJ — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) April 14, 2015
Bucks: Milwaukee draws on region's history for new logo @ State Journal.
On today's 1A: Planned Bucks arena development would reshape area. pic.twitter.com/1gPAZDfqrJ — Journal Sentinel (@journalsentinel) April 8, 2015
Via Notes – Bucks trot out new, symbolic colors @ JS Bucks Blog.
Chicago’s home away from home took an unfriendly turn Wednesday night. The Milwaukee Bucks, fighting to secure an Eastern Conference playoff spot, went all in and emerged with a hard-fought 95-91 victory over the Chicago Bulls at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Not only did the Bucks end their nine-game home losing streak to the…
Video: Ersan Ilyasova's 34 points lead #Bucks over Pacers http://t.co/H45f9oD9K9 pic.twitter.com/WTvTA5gCfM — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) March 27, 2015
Via Middleton making a habit out of 30-point nights @ JS Bucks Blog.
Via Warriors 102, Bucks 93 – Golden State outlasts Bucks @ JSOnline.
Via Larry Sanders – Why I Walked Away From the NBA: Players' POV – YouTube.
Via Bucks 104, 76ers 88 – Michael Carter-Williams looks good as Bucks beat his old team @ JS Bucks Blog.
#Bucks: Larry Sanders era officially ends with waiver http://t.co/6lykocpy0O pic.twitter.com/pxZjtfuPkx — Wis. State Journal (@WiStateJournal) February 23, 2015