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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.

Via Chris Wright accepts offer to play overseas @ JS Bucks Blog

Most ever

Via Fox Sports Wisconsin will carry 80 Bucks telecasts in the regular season @ JS SportsDay Blog.

Bucks into analysis

Via Analytics firm will work with Bucks @ JS Bucks Blog.

Season Ticket Holders Only Need Apply

Via Report: Bucks set to offer new discount ticket plan @ JS Bucks Blog.

’14-’15

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.

Via Bucks schedule for 2014-’15 released @ JS Bucks Blog.

Newspapers: even worse off than you thought

“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.

Via Investors praise Scripps, Journal Communications deal @ JSOnline.

$84,500,000

Via SEC filing details minority investment in Bucks @ JS Bucks Blog

Where?

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.

Via Latest Milwaukee arena site? Let the speculation begin @ JS Business of Sports Blog.

The New Bucks

Via Grant Hill says Jason Kidd coaching Jabari Parker and the Bucks is ‘a great opportunity’ @  JS SportsDay Blog.

Deal

Via Parker signs four-year, $22.3 million rookie contract @ JS Bucks Blog.

Look West, New Owners

Via The new Sacramento Arena and what it means for Milwaukee @ JS Business of Sports Blog

Seeing the Bucks on a good path

Via Former Bucks coach George Karl: ‘Milwaukee has got a good momentum and direction’ @ JS SportsDay Blog

Public funding for a new Bucks arena

And we probably won’t see the public financing piece of this puzzle for several months, so stay tuned.

Via A Wisconsin jock tax for Bucks arena? @ Jake’s Economic TA Funhouse.

Thanks for the memories

“I would like to thank Senator Herb Kohl and John Hammond for giving me the opportunity to coach the Milwaukee Bucks this past season. Although my tenure was brief, it will forever be memorable.

“Thank you to all of the great Bucks fans for your love and support, you truly are some of the best fans in the NBA.

Via Larry Drew thanks Bucks fans in statement @ JS Bucks Blog.

Perfunctory

Coming away from the 18-minute, 15-question news conference Tuesday to introduce new Bucks coach Jason Kidd to the city, you were reminded of that popular bit John Belushi used to do on “Saturday Night Live.”

Belushi played Pete, the owner at the Olympia Cafe, who was not going to serve anything other than a cheeseburger to every customer.

“Cheeseburger,” was his answer to every request by the customer for something on the menu….

All right, so it wasn’t quite as bad as that.

But transparent, it was not. Forthcoming, it was not. Joyful or celebratory or convivial – not, not, not.

Via Jason Kidd’s introductory press conference was brief, businesslike and bereft of much emotion @ JS SportsDay Blog.

Bucks get Kidd as head coach, sack Larry Drew

The 41-year-old Kidd and the Milwaukee Bucks reached tentative agreement Monday on a three-year contract worth between $12 million and $15 million, according to a team source.

Kidd will be introduced officially as the 14th head coach in franchise history later this week.

Via Bucks get Jason Kidd as head coach from Nets @ JSOnline.

Kidd

Jason Kidd could become the new coach of the Milwaukee Bucks on Monday if the team can reach an agreement on compensation with his current team, the Brooklyn Nets.

But at the moment that’s a big if.

A league source told the Journal Sentinel that the 10-time NBA all-star has been offered the Bucks coaching position only, not a basketball front-office job as first speculated.

Via Jason Kidd could be Bucks coach if deal is reached with Nets @ JSonline.

Plaudits

Via Around the Web: What they’re saying about the Bucks’ draft picks @ JS Bucks Blog.

Reaction

Via Twitter reacts to the Bucks’ selection of Jabari Parker @ JSOnline.

Predictions of the Draft

Via 2014 NBA Mock Draft Central @ JS Bucks Blog

“There will have to be some kind of public support”

Via Bucks’ owners to review arena proposals @ JS Business of Sports Blog.

Change

Via Bucks’ top executive Ron Walter stepping down @ JS Bucks Blog.

Claiming high demand

Via Bucks: Strong interest from local investors @ JS Business of Sports Blog

Why not give fans ownership of the Bucks?

Via Home Team @ GarveyBlog.

Residents oppose handout for Bucks

Via Poll shows nearly two-thirds against state support for arena @ JS Business of Sports Blog

200 million down, another 300 to go

Via Kellner remains confident a new arena will be built @ JS Business of Sports Blog.

Former Microsoft exec wanted to take team to Seattle

Via ESPN report: Ballmer tried to buy Bucks but Kohl said no @ JS Bucks Blog

Travelin’

Via Bucks will play Knicks in regular-season game in London @ JS Bucks Blog.

Bucks look for taxpayer bucks

Herb Kohl pledged $100 million toward a new arena and the new owners also pledged $100 million, but it is expected that a new arena will require at least another $200 million. The issue will be: Can we afford to lose the Bucks? Well, why not? Imagine setting aside $200 million for schools, art, music, transit.

Why should Milwaukee give $200 million to the new owners? Will that help them win? Does winning even matter to them?…

Via Alms for the rich @ GarveyBlog

2nd

Via Bucks get No. 2 pick in NBA draft lottery @ JS Bucks Blog.

A limited fan base

Via Are the Bucks a regional team? @ JS Business of Sports Blog

Fast break

Via Bucks sale ‘is moving quickly,’ source says @ JS Bucks Blog :