HAND-CURATED POSTS FROM THE WISCONSIN BLOGOSPHERE (AND SOMETIMES POINTS BEYOND)
“Larry’s been working extremely hard,” Kidd said in the interview. “He had the flu. He’s taking care of some personal things. That’s what it is. We’re hoping he joins the team shortly, hopefully in the next couple of days if not tomorrow, and moving forward. If tomorrow, that’s great. That’s all we can reportthere’s no more, there’s no less.”
Bucks forward John Henson played a huge defensive role and threw down a dunk in overtime as the Bucks outscored the Hornets in the extra period, 21-11 and defeated the Charlotte Hornets Monday night.
Jason Kidd, retired NBA star and head coach for the Milwaukee Bucks, has listed his Hamptons home in Water Mill, N.Y., for $7.995 million.
Built in 2012, the roughly 7,800-square-foot, transitional-style mansion includes six bedrooms, six bathrooms, and a large “man cave” area on the lower level that was recently filled with Kidd’s sports memorabilia, said listing agent Matthew Breitenbach of Corcoran Group Real Estate. “But that’s going with him,” he added.
“The Bucks’ new owners, (Marc) Lasry and Wesley Edens, have in fact promised to work ‘in partnership’ with the city,” Powell writes. “They did not make clear if their notion extended to letting the public take a dip in an N.B.A. owner’s many revenue streams.”
Last week we learned some of the price tags for all of this wishing. As expected, the public portion of a new arena would be $200 million or $15 million annually over 20 years. That assumes a 4.25% borrowing rate and level payments….
Wright was not at the Bucks’ practice on Monday at the Cousins Center, but recent reports have linked Wright to Panathinaikos in Greece. Wright, 26, was on a non-guaranteed contract with the Bucks and seemed to be the odd man out to make the team’s 15-man roster.
The Milwaukee Bucks 2014-’15 schedule released on Wednesday includes two games on NBA TV: Dec. 29 at Charlotte and Jan. 15 against the New York Knicks in London.
Otherwise, the team that finished with a league-worst 15-67 record last season is not scheduled to be featured on national TV.
“They’re doing it to keep the good assets with one company and the secular declining assets with another,” said Craig Huber, independent media analyst at Huber Research Partners.
Marc Lasry and Wes Edens, the new owners of the Milwaukee Bucks, say they want the new arena to be downtown. Mayor Tom Barrett agrees, saying he wants it as close to W. Wisconsin Ave., as possible. And Rocky Marcoux, commissioner of the Department of City Development, has said an ideal location would be along W. Kilbourn Ave., in the vicinity of the UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena and the Wisconsin Center.