Sunday, October 19, 2014

30 Teams in 30 Days: Milwaukee Bucks

Today installment of our "30 Teams in 30 Days" NBA season preview series takes us up to Milwaukee, where we will take a look at a rebuilding Milwaukee Bucks team that is hoping to have a solid year after a rough go of it back in the 2013-14 campaign.

Last season's record: 15-67(5th in Central Division and Eastern Conference)

Head Coach: Jason Kidd(2nd season, 44-38 overall; 1st season with Milwaukee)

Arena: BMO Harris Bradley Center(18,717)


When Larry Drew arrived in Milwaukee, his main objective was to make a team a contender, just like he did in his 3 years as the head coach in Atlanta with the Hawks, and his expectations didn't go the way it would meant to be for the Bucks, as he only lasted just one season with a 15-67 mark, ending not only his tenure, but the era of longtime Bucks owner Herb Kohl, who sold the team to Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

Then, the team would pull off an unusual trade: they would acquire the coaching rights to Jason Kidd from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for two second-round picks in the NBA Draft in 2015 and in 2019.  Milwaukee would later add on to its rebuilding blueprint by drafting Jabari Parker out of Duke University with the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft.

Now, the Bucks are well determined to have somewhat of a learning curve if they want to get back to their competitive ways again, with Jason Kidd at the helm, the Bucks could have a little bit of struggles in them this season, but they are more looking forward to building a brighter future down the road in Milwaukee, now and in the years to come.

Upcoming team previews in the "30 Teams in 30 Days" series:

  • Monday: Detroit Pistons
  • Tuesday: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Wednesday: Toronto Raptors
  • Thursday: Boston Celtics
  • Friday: New York Knicks
  • Saturday: Brooklyn Nets
  • Next Sunday: Philadelphia 76ers
  • Next Monday: Washington Wizards
  • Next Tuesday: Charlotte Hornets

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