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About Those Hedge Fund Managers……


We haven’t published two pieces in one day, but given the news broken by Bill Simmons that hedge fund managers Marc Lasry and Wes Edens are the front-runners to purchase the team, we felt there needed to be a bit more commentary on the subject.

In our earlier piece, we provided some background on Lasry and Edens for those unfamiliar with them.  We encourage everyone to read that article first, as it will help provide context for this companion discussion. In this piece, we’d like to sound a note of caution for Bucks fans that the long-term future of the franchise could still be fragile if Senator Kohl goes forward with a sale to Lasry and Edens. Continue reading

Grantland : In Giannis We Trust

Giannis Antetokounmpo Milwaukee Bucks


A superb piece from Grantland’s Amos Barshad went up today, if you haven’t yet read it you should.  Barshad muses on all things Milwaukee Bucks but in particular on the focus and pressure being put on sublimely talented Bucks youngster Giannis Antetokounmpo and how important his development is to the Bucks future, as well as chronicling his inspiring past.

The piece also focusses on Senator Kohl’s tenure and gives SaveOurBucks.com a couple of solid shoutouts.  Barshad met with Save Our Bucks own Paul Henning while in Milwaukee for the story recently and the two had a great chat, some of which is detailed in the article.
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What Is The Strategic Plan?

SaveOurBucks.com has been online now for just over a month. In that time we’ve been fortunate to have coverage from Kelly Dwyer (Yahoo), Bill Simmons (ESPN/Grantland), Matt Moore (CBS), USA Today, Deadspin, The Sporting News, Darren Rovell, The Dan Patrick Show, Fox 6, WTMJ 4, WISN 12 and CBS 58 among others. However, it wasn’t until  the other day that we received coverage from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (MJS), the local newspaper of record here in Milwaukee.

You can read the article by Don Walker here. We think the article was well-written and conveys our “tough love” approach as it relates to the organization. There is one point to clarify though. In the article, Walker refers to “a mystery man funding the operation…” There really isn’t a “funder” here for operations, as the costs of creating a website are minimal, and are graciously being donated by our talented webmaster. Continue reading

Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) tells Jalen Rose (@JalenRose) about saveourbucks.com

Bill Simmons has been talking about saveourbucks.com again, this time telling Jalen Rose about us in his latest Grantland video series, Part 3 of their 33 Day NBA recap.  It’s only a brief snippet but it warmed our hearts too, Bill.

If your browser doesn’t automatically do it for you skip to 23:56 to hear about saveourbucks.com but the entire thing is worth a watch if you have the time.

Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) has his say on #SaveOurBucks over at Grantland

@BillSimmons has mentioned saveourbucks.com in his most recent article on grantland.com saying in part :

“For Milwaukee, when you’re forced to launch SaveOurBucks.com just to (a) make it clear that fans still love the team, (b) prove that all the losing isn’t the “small market’s” fault (when it’s really bad management), and (c) proactively protect yourselves against the possibility of a franchise relocation, you know you’ve hit rock bottom.”

It’s a very interesting read about how unbelievably bad the Eastern Conference is this year and the teams in line to pick at the top of next years loaded draft.  Read the full article here.