Fired Bucks Coach Larry Drew breaks silence; thanks the city


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Jason Kidd forced a coup with the Milwaukee Bucks that resulted in the dismissal of then incumbent Head Coach Larry Drew. The whole saga reflected poorly on Kidd, as his actions were extremely frowned upon in the NBA coaching fraternity. It also was a black eye for the Bucks organization, who gave us all the corporate spin you would expect when hiring someone with a past as checkered as Kidd’s.

But that’s the beer stein half-empty view of Milwaukee leadership upheaval. You can can also take the Milwaukee’s beer stein is half-full approach. Kidd does add a big brand name to a franchise desperately in need of relevancy and star power.

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Milwaukee Bucks: 5 reasons why hiring Jason Kidd is a good thing


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The Milwaukee Bucks traded away two future second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets in order to acquire Jason Kidd and named him as their next head coach. The 41 – year old Kidd will now have a chance to take this young team by the hand and lead it to a playoff course next season. So, why Kidd’s hiring is something Bucks fans should feel good about? Here are the top 5 reasons. [Read more...]

Milwaukee Bucks Jason Kidd press release is HILARIOUS


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Since Saturday night “the internets” has been blowing up about what a horrible person Jason Kidd seems to be. And I don’t mean just your typical slappy on social media, but genuine NBA journalists and columnists have been reminding, in great detail how Jason Kidd is a total snake in the grass.

But ICYMI, let’s review:

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Jason Kidd to make $4-5m a year as new Bucks coach


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The Jason Kidd deal is official. The Milwaukee Bucks just sent out a press release announcing the dismissal of Larry Drew. The entire release is below, and it makes no mention of Jason Kidd. (only because they can’t until he’s under contract, but obviously we all know the news by now)

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2015 NBA Mock Draft (6/30/14)


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Now that the 2014 NBA Draft is in the books, draft nets like myself can look ahead to next year’s class.  Here is The Sports Bank’s extremely premature 2015 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have NOT been taken into account.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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2014 NBA Draft Grades: Eastern Conference


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The 2014 NBA Draft is over so let’s hand out some grades.  As always, there are initial winners and losers but the true reveal will come years down the road when we see what type of players these guys develop into.  Here are my 2014 NBA Draft grades from the Eastern Conference teams who owned the first four picks of the draft.  Click here for my pick-by-pick NBA Draft grades. [Read more...]

2014 NBA Mock Draft- First Round FINAL


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our FINAL 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED: 6:00 PM CST

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2014 NBA Mock Draft-First Round (6/26/14)


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HAPPY NBA DRAFT DAY!

Here is The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  The draft order is based on the final standings since the NBA Draft Lottery doesn’t take place until May 20th.  Click on the player’s name for an in-depth draft profile.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

So without further ado, here is our latest 2014 NBA mock draft.  UPDATED 11:00 AM CST.

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2014 NBA Mock Draft- 2nd round


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Here is the second round of The Sports Bank’s 2014 NBA Mock Draft where team needs and outstanding trades have been taken into account.  By the way, The Sports Bank had the most accurate NBA Mock Draft in both 2011 and 2012 along with the second most accurate mock in 2013.

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Five Worst NBA Draft Night Suits (Photos)


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Ah NBA Draft night, when league commissioner David Stern introduces men tall enough to set drinks on his head to a nation of college basketball and Association fans.

It’s also the night that the formal dress code gets thrown out the window. Fashion week, it is not. Get ready for more futuristic, throw backs to the past, and just plain old UGLY threads to grace the stage on Thursday night.

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Jabari Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1 to the Cavs?


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You’ve heard the rumors that the Cleveland Cavaliers are leaning towards taking Duke and former Simeon Forward Jabari Parker with the first overall pick. We’ll now debate whether it’s going to be Parker or Andrew Wiggins going #1.

We’re pretty certain whoever the Cavs don’t take, will go to the Milwaukee Bucks at #2. Here to break it down is our very own David Kmiecik, who had the most accurate NBA mock draft the past three years.

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New ownership faces uphill battle in making Milwaukee Bucks relevant this off-season


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It is pretty amazing that even though the Philadelphia 76ers went on a 26-game losing streak, the Milwaukee Bucks still finished with the worst record in the NBA. That’s some mighty impressive tanking. With the franchise being sold for a cool $550 million, new ownership has their work cut out for them in trying to once again make Milwaukee a relevant NBA team. Having the second overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft should certainly help their cause.

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