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Bucks Become First NBA Team With Alternate Court Design

Oct 3, 2015 3:55 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks are the first team to feature an alternate court design to complement their alternate uniform.

The Fear the Deer court shares the same design philosophy as the new uniforms, with the logos and color palette stripped down to keep the focus squarely on the team.

Zach Lowe of Grantland reports a new court costs about $115,000, possible slightly more with design fees.

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John Henson, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $44M Extension

Oct 2, 2015 11:22 AM

John Henson and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed upon a four-year, $44 million contract extension.

The deal could increase to $48 million if Henson reaches incentive clauses.

The deal also includes a signing bonus and front-loaded payments.

Henson would have become a restricted free agent in 2016.

Henson, 24, averaged seven points, 4.7 rebounds and two blocks for Milwaukee a season ago. 

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Kidd: Giannis Has The Total Package

Oct 1, 2015 9:01 PM

Giannis Antetokounmpo has been working on his perimeter shot and he hopes the Milwaukee Bucks allow him to shoot it more often this season.

"Giannis has the total package," Jason Kidd said. "He doesn't have to be a guy who just shoots perimeter jump shots. He can get to the basket, get to the free throw line and make plays for his teammates.

"It's just a matter of him understanding what can take place because of all the skill sets he has."

Kidd said the time Antetokounmpo spent with his national team was productive.

"Minutes on the floor; the more he plays basketball the better he's going to get," Kidd said. "He shot the ball extremely well on the perimeter, no matter if it was a three or a two.

"And he rebounded the ball. He'll let us know that he had 17 rebounds (vs. Spain)."

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

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John Henson, Bucks Close To Agreement On Extension

Sep 29, 2015 11:58 AM

John Henson and the Milwaukee Bucks have had ongoing talks on a contract extension.

Henson's future with the Bucks became unclear this offseason following the signing of Greg Monroe.

“We’re close,’’ Henson said of contract talks. “We’re just trying to work out some details. It’s a process; we’ll see what happens. But I definitely want to be here for a long time.’’

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Bucks Hire Rod Thorn As Special Consultant

Sep 28, 2015 11:58 AM

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired long-time NBA executive Rod Thorn as a special consultant.

Thorn most recently served as the NBA’s president of basketball operations, where he oversaw the league’s daily operations under commissioner Adam Silver.

“Rod Thorn is an extremely respected and accomplished NBA executive at both the league and team levels,” Bucks owner Wes Edens said. “He will serve as a terrific resource to our ownership group, as well as John and Jason, as we build our organization into a championship contender. We’re thrilled to add a person of his caliber, with his basketball knowledge and expertise, to the Bucks family.”

Thorn had three stops as an NBA general manager – with the Chicago Bulls, New Jersey Nets and Philadelphia 76ers. He is responsible for drafting Michael Jordan to the Chicago Bulls with the third overall pick in the 1984 NBA draft. He also traded for Jason Kidd and was the NBA’s Executive of the Year in 2001-02 for orchestrating the Nets’ dramatic turnaround that led to consecutive trips to the NBA Finals (2002, 2003).

“The Bucks have a young, talented team with huge potential and are in the process of building a world-class organization,” said Thorn. “I’m very pleased to work with a visionary ownership group, a terrific young coach in Jason Kidd and an outstanding and well-respected general manager in John Hammond. This is a great time to join the Bucks family, and I’m very excited to be part of it.”

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Jabari Parker Cleared To Practice When Bucks Begin Camp

Sep 23, 2015 11:24 AM

Jabari Parker will be ready to practice when the Milwaukee Bucks begin their training camp.

Parker is recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee suffered on Dec. 15.

"We've never had a target date, per se," John Hammond said at the River Club of Mequon, site of the team's event to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation of Wisconsin. "We've always said he's making progress.

"Wherever he's at, if we think he can play 30 minutes, we'll probably have him play 15. Wherever it might be, I think we're always going to be cautious with him."

Jason Kidd said Parker has been meeting individual goals in the recovery process.

"He looks extremely good," Kidd said. "His body has changed and his spirits are extremely high right now, being on the court. We'll see how it goes before training camp to see if he's able to do things.

"We're not going to rush him back. This is a bigger picture. We would love to have him on the floor as much as possible. Hopefully, we get him on the floor in training camp and go from there."

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Bucks Considering Bobby Marks, Ed Stefanski For Assistant GM Role

Sep 17, 2015 1:46 PM

Bobby Marks and Ed Stefanski are two prominent candidates for the Milwaukee Bucks' assistant general manager position.

The Bucks chose not to retain David Morway in the position this week.

Marks left the Brooklyn Nets this offseason and has since become a member of the media.

Stefanski has previously had prominent roles with the Nets, Philadelphia 76ers, Toronto Raptors and Memphis Grizzlies.

Gery Woelfel/Racine Journal Times

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Bucks Add Gus Johnson, Marques Johnson To Broadcast Team

Sep 15, 2015 11:54 AM

Gus Johnson and Marques Johnson have been added to broadcast team of the Milwaukee Bucks for the 15-16 season

Marques Johnson, who has been a lead college basketball analyst on Fox Sports for 15 years and a studio analyst for Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers broadcasts, will leave his home base in Los Angeles to do 55 Bucks telecasts this season.

Gus Johnson will broadcast approximately 20 games.

Sidney Moncrief will not return as a color analyst on the telecasts but will continue to have a role with the club.

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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David Morway Not Retained By Bucks As Assistant GM

Sep 14, 2015 1:37 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have chosen not to retain David Morway, who had been assistant general manager over the past two seasons.

Morway was previously general manager of the Indiana Pacers.

"David was instrumental in helping us make incredible strides over the past two seasons," John Hammond said in a statement. "We're very grateful for his service to the Bucks organization.

"While David has been terrific, we made the decision to move in a different direction as we continue to evolve the organization. We all wish him the best."

Charles F. Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Bucks Extend Contract Of John Hammond Through 16-17

Sep 14, 2015 1:35 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks have extended the contract of John Hammon through the 16-17 season.

Hammond has been general manager of the Bucks since 2008.

"A great deal of our team's success and progress is due to the vision and hard work of John," Bucks owner Wes Edens said. "He's assembled a talented and competitive roster and we're very pleased that he will continue to lead basketball operations."

Charlie Gardner/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

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Josh Powell Agrees To Non-Guaranteed Deal With Bucks
Josh Powell was waived by the Rockets at the start of last season.

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Charlie Westbrook Agrees To Deal With Bucks
Charlie Westbrook played collegiately at South Dakota and most recently played in France.

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Bucks Sign Marcus Landry
Last season, Marcus Landry played 49 games for CAI Zaragoza in Spain where he averaged 10.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.1 assists.

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Scott Walker Signs Bill Clearing Public Funds For Bucks' Arena
Scott Walker approved $250 million in public money to help build an arena for the Bucks.

Mary Spicuzza, Jason Stein, Crocker Stephenson/Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Chris Copeland Reaches One-Year, $1.1M+ Deal With Bucks
Chris Copeland has agreed on a one-year deal with the Bucks worth over $1.1 million, league sources told RealGM.

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Chris Copeland Receiving Interest From Bucks, Thunder, Spurs
Chris Copeland spent the past two seasons with the Pacers after emerging with the Knicks.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Deal Reached For Public Financing Of Bucks' New Arena
The state will provide $250 million in public money plus interest for the project.

Ben Handelman/WITI

Wisconsin Senate Hasn't Reached Deal On Bucks' Arena Financing
The state could provide $250 million in public money plus interest for the project.

Jason Stein/Journal Sentinel

John Henson, Bucks In Extension Talks
John Henson is widely regarded as one of the league's underrated frontcourt defenders.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mavs, Bucks Agree To Zaza Pachulia Trade
Zaza Pachulia became an extra big in the Bucks' rotation with their signing of Greg Monroe.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks' President: NBA Will Move Team To Seattle Or Vegas Without Public Money For Arena
Peter Feigin said over the past decade, about 65 percent of financing for arenas across the country has come from the public.

Mark Kass/Milwaukee Business Journal

Kidd Gives Freedom On Offense, If You Do Everything Exactly Right On Defense
Jason Kidd has successfully turned the Bucks into one of the NBA's best defensive teams along with assistant coach Sean Sweeney.

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Wizards Agree To Trade With Bucks For Jared Dudley
Jared Dudley will help the Wizards replace Paul Pierce.

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Greg Monroe Agrees To Three-Year, $50M Max Contract With Bucks
Greg Monroe has agreed to sign a maximum contract with the Bucks.

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Khris Middleton, Bucks Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Khris Middleton's deal will include a player option that allows him to return to free agency after Year 4.

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Jared Dudley Exercises $4.25M Player Option With Bucks
Jared Dudley and the Bucks are working on a long-term deal.

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Pelicans, Bucks, Knicks Among Interested Teams For Robin Lopez
The Pelicans, Bucks and Knicks are so far among the strongest suitors for Trail Blazers free agent Robin Lopez, league sources told RealGM.

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Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window
The Thunder and Enes Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Lakers, Bucks, Mavs Interested In Iman Shumpert
LeBron James is known to be a big fan of Iman Shumpert and his defense.

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Greg Monroe Plans To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Bucks, Lakers, Blazers
Greg Monroe admits he is out of the Pistons' plans.

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