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May 1, 2015 Updates

"I wanted to congratulate the guys on a great year, not just a great series, but a great year," Kidd explained after the loss. "They're not a secret anymore, and they have to get better if they want to compete against the best. "That's it, you move on." Kidd said calmly. "There's no back-sliding, back-peddling. This group of young men played at a very high level. A lot higher than anybody thought they could and they believed that they could win game six. They just came up short." Brew Hoop

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The Milwaukee Bucks today announced that Troy Flanagan has been added to the team’s training staff as the Director of Performance. Flanagan brings extensive experience working with world-class professional and Olympic athletes to the Bucks organization. “Troy is one of the most innovative and respected professionals in the field, and we couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the Bucks family,” Bucks Co-Owner Wes Edens said. “Our amazing athletes are the centerpiece of our organization, and we are committed to being on the cutting edge of advancements in athletic performance programs and techniques. Troy is uniquely qualified to lead that charge for us.” NBA.com

Flanagan joins the Bucks after most recently serving as the Director of Sport Science and the Director of High Performance for the U.S. Ski & Snowboard Association (USSA). In his new role, Flanagan will oversee the physical preparation, sports medicine, sports technology and software development, sports physiology, performance analytics, dietetics, sports psychology, anticipation training and player wellness programs for the Bucks. A licensed sports physiologist with additional background in sports technology development, including a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering, Flanagan has over 20 years of experience working with professional athletes in the United States and Australia. During his eight years with the USSA, Flanagan oversaw the sport science and high performance services for the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Teams at both the 2010 and 2014 Olympic Winter Games. Flanagan also spent 14 years as a sport scientist in the innovative sports institute program in Australia (primarily at the Victorian Institute of Sport), which is responsible for preparing the Australian Olympic team. NBA.com

Nick Friedell: Butler says he has spoken to teammates about performance. "I'll stay on us about it. I'm supposed to be the primetime defensive guy and I haven't been guarding a soul. I've been worried about offense too much and I need to change that quickly or it's going to be my fault." Twitter @NickFriedell

April 27, 2015 Updates

That arena deal is not yet in place, even though Bucks owners have promised $150 million and Kohl pledged $100 million, and they're counting on state, city and county government to contribute the remaining half for a $500 million downtown arena. But getting public funding for pro sports buildings is a drawn-out political process, difficult to navigate and not always popular. Team executives are more than hopeful a new arena will be built, and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recently said he is confident an arena deal will be reached. Last week, the Bucks released an artist's renderings of all-purpose arena in a new sports and entertainment district. No site has been chosen for the arena, but there is available land north of the Bradley Center. It's a logical location. USA Today Sports

The Bucks would like the funding package in place this summer and a shovel in the ground in September or October. Ownership has added local minority partners, and earlier this year the Bucks staff moved into new offices at Schlitz Park. It is a modern, wide-open office space to accommodate additional hires, adding new jobs mostly in ticket sales but also to marketing and communications departments. They are moving forward under the idea that a new arena will be built. USA Today Sports

April 26, 2015 Updates

The Bucks and the Bulls played a chippy, close Game 4 Saturday. The score was tied, 50-50, at the half — plus, the the Bucks were up 87-79 with under five minutes left, and the Bulls cut their lead cut down to a 90-90 tie. However, Milwaukee pulled it out at the last possible moment: Bucks guard Jerryd Bayless caught Derrick Rose off-guard in the paint and hit a buzzer-beating layup. For The Win

Improbably tied at 90 after the Bucks coughed up a six-point lead in the final 1:42, Rose had a chance to seize the series. He dribbled to the right, swerved and cut back to the middle, only to lose the ball yet again, the last of the Bulls' nightmare giveaways. "I felt like if I would've got a shot off that it was going to go in," he said dejectedly from the locker room. That set the stage for Bayless, who compounded the turnover into an even more costly mistake. "I put that all on me," Rose said. "I wasn't paying attention. I don't feel bad for myself, I feel bad for my teammates. Knowing that we could've forced overtime. I messed things up, but I swear I'm good for it." USA Today Sports

The play worked just as it had been drawn up, which head coach Jason Kidd credits to Dudley as much as he does to Bayless. "Everybody talks about the shot, but it is the guy who throws the ball in that has to have the nerve to throw that pass," Kidd said. "Duds made a heck of a pass. Bayless did the important thing by putting it in, but I think he sold the cut very well on Rose." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

 

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