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Bucks’ D-League Decision Delayed

Less than a week ago, Bucks president Peter Feigin told Gery Woelfel of The Racine Journal Times that he expected the franchise to make a decision on a location for a future D-League affiliate “before Thanksgiving.” However, Feigin is less optimistic about that happening now, as Woelfel writes in a new piece for the Journal Times.

Although Feigin didn’t provide an explanation for the delay in the process or a new timeline for a potential announcement, Woelfel suggests that all three cities in contention to become the home of the Bucks’ future D-League affiliate – Racine, Oshkosh, and Sheboygan – are facing roadblocks.

According to Woelfel, Racine wants to move forward with a $46MM arena and hotel project, but funding remains up in the air. Racine County likely won’t contribute much – if any – money to the project, meaning it will rely on private investors. Mayor John Dickert said on Tuesday that he hopes to announce a financing plan for the proposed arena within the “next couple of weeks.”

Oshkosh officials would also like to build a new arena in their city which could house a D-League squad. However, an agreement with the land-owner for the proposed location has not yet been reached, and there may be environmental problems with the site, writes Woelfel.

As for Sheboygan, local leaders and officials want to renovate and expand the Sheboygan Armory, a venue built back in 1942. The city’s push to land Milwaukee’s D-League affiliate is being led by former NBA player and assistant coach Joe Wolf, but it’s not clear whether the Bucks view the antiquated arena as a viable option.

As Woelfel points out, it would likely take at least a year for any of the three cities to build or upgrade an arena, so the odds of the Bucks adding a D-League franchise for the 2017/18 season are growing increasingly slim. The club may have its eye on the 2018/19 or ’19/20 campaign instead. Currently, Milwaukee is one of eight NBA teams without an active D-League squad — another of those eight teams, Atlanta, has a deal in place to get an affiliate for the ’19/20 season.

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4 thoughts on “Bucks’ D-League Decision Delayed

  1. Theresabrewing

    Why wouldn’t Green Bay or Madison be in contention?

  2. Danthemilwfan

    I hope Racine. I plan on getting season seats even if I don’t go to all of them. Can’t be too expensive

  3. hill

    I wonder what the attendance was at the Catbirds games? They were hugely successful (thank you Flip Saunders) and I always thought LaCrosse was a great spot between MPLS and MKE.

    • kla1214

      I agree. I think LaCrosse was already planning an upgrade of their venue and it would have handled this affiliate. They turned down LaCrosse. I believe the 3 hour drive from MKE was the excuse. Poor decision in my mind. LaCrosse has already proven to be a successful NBA affiliate from their CBA years.

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