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April 21, 2015 Updates

Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer was named the NBA’s Coach of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Budenholzer, in his second season with the Hawks, led the team to a franchise-record 60 wins and the top seed in the Eastern Conference. He guided the team to 38 wins and a playoff berth last season in his first year. The 22-win improvement garned him 513 points, including 67 first-place votes. The Warriors’ Steve Kerr was second with 471 points, including 56 first-place votes. Jason Kidd of the Milwaukee Bucks was third with one first-place vote and 57 total points. Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Nikola Mirotic left the Chicago Bulls' win Monday night late in the fourth quarter with multiple injuries following scuffles with Bucks big man Zaza Pachulia. The Bulls said Mirotic has a left quad strain and will be re-evaluated Tuesday morning. Mirotic also has a swollen left knee, and the fear in the locker room immediately after the 91-82 win over the Milwaukee Bucks was that he might have a concussion as well. ESPN.com

April 20, 2015 Updates

Charles F. Gardner: Jared Dudley (left foot soreness) was listed as probable on Bucks injury report but Kidd said in pregame the veteran would play in Game 2. Kidd on Dudley: "He can play, so we'll see." Dudley was 1 for 4 and scored 2 points in 12 minutes in Game 1 of series on Saturday. Twitter @cf_gardner

"If the state comes in at $150 million, the deal is dead, and the Bucks will move," city alderman Bob Bauman told Milwaukee Magazine this week. The arena would be in his district. "The gap is too big." Meanwhile, a poll released this week by Marquette University Law School was bleak for the Bucks. Nearly 80 percent of the respondents didn't favor public funding for the arena even though the current plan includes no new taxes. In Milwaukee itself, 67 percent of those polled were against giving the Bucks public money. As for Walker, who is a strong supporter of the arena construction plan, his approval ratings have dropped over the past several months. As he's about to run for president, he now has a 41 percent approval rating in his home state. ESPN.com

It is in this gap that the Milwaukee Bucks and their ambitious out-of-town new owners want to lead a massive effort in urban revitalization -- an arena-focused development funded with a blend of private and public money. Or, if they fail to raise adequate public political support, it is here that this city's fraught relationship with professional basketball will end, with the Bucks moving on to Seattle; Las Vegas; Louisville, Kentucky; or some other city with more ready cash for stadiums. After months of progress, promises of hundreds of million in investment and the release of mock-ups of an architectural gem, the Bucks' future in Milwaukee is looking shaky. The battle for the team's future is coming to a head quickly. ESPN.com

April 19, 2015 Updates

"I was tired as hell. I just had to catch my breath," Rose said following his 23-point, seven-assist performance as the Bulls took Game 1 over Milwaukee 103-91. "All I heard was Joakim (Noah) telling me to take my time. Usually that's something I tell him when he's about to get up. Just a veteran move." In just his sixth game back following his second meniscus surgery, Rose lit up Carter-Williams with his signature drives and circus, reverse-style finishes. He split defenders, attacked the lane, and danced around the paint, soaking up every moment of his postseason return. "I only had three goals tonight, and that was to have fun, have no expectations and to compete." USA Today Sports

April 18, 2015 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks primary owner Jamie Dinan is well aware of the hostile takeover headed for his arena next week when Bulls fans make their usual migration north and treat the Bradley Center as if it were located in a Chicago suburb. So his message to Milwaukee reporters was this: “I would say it’s going to be a very long, long, lonely drive home to west Chicago after the games here,’’ Dinan said about Bulls fans planning to make the drive up Interstate 94. “That’s my advice. Stay home because you’re going to be really lonely and sad on that long ride home.’’ Chicago Sun-Times

April 17, 2015 Updates
April 16, 2015 Updates

"Freedom of speech," said Jason Kidd, who left Brooklyn for the Milwaukee Bucks over the offseason. Asked if he saw the same problems, Kidd replied, "He was in the locker room. For us as coaches we're in a different locker room. So we're coming in pre-game, halftime, they spend a lot more time in that locker room than coaches. So that group of guys that played, to be 10-21 and find ourselves with 44 wins, someone has to care if you're going to turn it around that way. "I think sometimes when trades are made the beginning of the season on paper they look great. It just takes time. Sometimes the process by the media or outside influences or sources want it to be now. Sometimes it doesn't work that way." Booth Newspapers

April 15, 2015 Updates
 

THE TOP 50 PLAYERS IN BUCKS HISTORY

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is No. 1 in a list filled with old-school players at the top.

   

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