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Old 06.04.2014, 12:02 PM
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By Kurt Helin
Apr 6, 2014, 7:00 ' GMT+4
Reports: Bucks owner may be nearing sale of team

For some time now owner Herb Kohl has been public about trying to bring in other investors to the Milwaukee Bucks, ideally someone to take over for him if not now within a few years.

That has the sharks circling — buyers looking to purchase the team and move it come 2016 when the lease in Milwaukee opens up have been inquiring (yes, Seattle was one). Kohl, as you would expect of a United States Senator, is loyal to his state and is looking for ownership to pump in cash but keep the team in Milwaukee. New NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has been publicly on Kohl’s side about keeping the team in Milwaukee, but also has said there needs to be a new arena, with that process underway by 2017.

Kohl may be getting close to that goal and with it selling the team. How close depends on who you listen to.

Bill Simmons of Grantland/the ESPN NBA Countdown show tweeted out this Saturday.

Hearing the Milwaukee Bucks are very VERY close to being sold pending league approval. Might be done already. PS: Not to the Seattle guys.—
Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 05, 2014

Off last tweet: the NBA has been helping Herb Kohl quietly shop the Bucks around w/o letting it turn into a stay-or-leave soap opera.—
Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 05, 2014

Off last tweet: NBA would rather see Bucks stay in Milwaukee but a new arena has to be part of it. Franchise alone will go for 525-550 mill.—
Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) April 05, 2014

Then the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel spoke with the broker Kohl has hired and as you would expect he pumped the breaks on this idea.

“There is a lot of speculation out there,” Greenberg told the Journal Sentinel. “There is an active and ongoing process with respect to the Bucks. But we are not going to comment on speculation.”

Greenberg, who is representing Kohl in the sale process, said it was “premature to make any sort of announcement of a possible sale. We do not intend on saying anything publicly.”

The lawyers don’t like to talk until the ink is dry on the contract. That said, it appears that some kind of ownership group seems to be stepping up to keep the team in Milwaukee and that a deal is nearing.

Sorry Seattle. I hate to say that the NBA is going to use you like the NFL uses Los Angeles for leverage, but….
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Old 06.04.2014, 12:53 PM
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Sad but Milwaukee Bucks have been leaking money for years and are one of the lowest attendances in the NBA and have been for Decades.

It would be Ironic if the Seattle Sonics came back due to another team being bought being promised to be kept in the area they currently play in before being taken for a ride and moved to Seattle.
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I miss the Sonics.

It's only a matter of time before they return.... but it is a shame that it will be at the expense of another team, because the NBA won't be expanding anytime soon.
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I miss the Sonics.

It's only a matter of time before they return.... but it is a shame that it will be at the expense of another team, because the NBA won't be expanding anytime soon.
me too bruh, I'm a man without a country.
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Just caught up with the Warriors/Nuggets game from Thursday night.
What looked to be a blowout from the first quarter turned out to be a close one with Denver picking up a W. Warriors looked poor at times and our home record is not as good as on the road. It will prob be the number 6 for Golden State, trip to LA in the first round.
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Old 12.04.2014, 09:46 AM
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Blazers and Rockets destined to meet then, interesting match up, looking forward to it already!

Looks like Rockets will be the higher seed, especially if the old guys in San Antonio need a rest given that they're locked into the 1 seed in the West.
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Old 13.04.2014, 09:12 AM
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Rockets win ugly against a Pelicans team missing anybody who is any good. Their D is appalling, they might beat out Portland (though I'm really hoping not) but don't be putting any money on them, I can't see them getting through the Western conference playing like that.

Dallas make the playoffs, Knicks eliminated.

Now all we need to know is whether the Suns or Grizzlies are getting in in the West and what the matchups will be. As it stand the West does look tasty, some fun matchups in there. The East, not so much, I'm hoping that Chicago and Brooklyn avoid each other, though IMO it's probably the mist sure fire way of getting shot of Brooklyn in round 1, but I'd much rather see Toronto upstage them TBH.
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Amazed the Hawks have made the playoffs.
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I miss the Sonics.

It's only a matter of time before they return.... but it is a shame that it will be at the expense of another team, because the NBA won't be expanding anytime soon.
And nor it should the talent in the league is diluted as it is with 30 Teams.
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And nor it should the talent in the league is diluted as it is with 30 Teams.
Disagree. The only reason its a mess is because teams can now stack with talent more and players want to be on stacked teams...

Remember a Jordan quote I saw when Lebron joined the heat.

"There's no way, with hindsight, I would've ever called up Larry [Bird], called up Magic [Johnson] and said, 'Hey, look, let's get together and play on one team,'" Jordan said after playing in a celebrity golf tournament in Nevada. The interview aired on the NBC telecast of the event. "But that's ... things are different. I can't say that's a bad thing. It's an opportunity these kids have today. In all honesty, I was trying to beat those guys."

I think players attitudes have changed and its ruined the league on some levels.

If the top players were spread more the league would be better I have no doubt about that.
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