Friday, April 01, 2005

KC/NBA update....Milwaukee Bucks???

Milwaukee Bucks owner (and U.S. Senator) Herb Kohl is serious about selling his NBA franchise. He's continuing to say that he is waiting to find a buyer who will keep the team put in Wisconsin. The selling range for the team is said to be in the neighborhood of $400 million.

Thanks, but no thanks. Kansas City hoops fans are not going to cough up $60 per ticket to watch what's left of this franchise. This is a team headed to the lottery once again, a place they're likely to be seeing a lot of in the near future. In fact, since 1987 the Bucks have had only win season of 50 wins or better. In the past three years, they've parted ways with Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Tim Thomas, Keith Van Horn, and Gary Payton. The team's current best player, Michael Redd, is about to bust out via free agency and cash in somewhere near Ohio (one more hint: LeBron). The career of former Big 12 standout T.J. Ford is in doubt after being diagnosed with multiple, deteriorating physical conditions. The 2003 lottery pick hasn't played in over a year.

In fact, the Bucks have no player under contract beyond the 2006-2007 season. Essentially, any buyer would be getting an expansion team by the time a move would occur.


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