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January 7, 2015 Updates

The Milwaukee Bucks organization is proud to announce the expansion of the local ownership team to include several more of Wisconsin’s most prominent leaders. The new additions of local entrepreneurs and philanthropic leaders include Jeffrey Joerres, ManpowerGroup’s Executive Chairman, HUSCO International’s Founder Agustin Ramirez and current CEO Austin Ramirez, as well as Marc and Adam Stern, minority owners of the Milwaukee Brewers. NBA.com

The team had not said much about his absence other than it was for personal reasons. That fueled speculation about what's really wrong and that he might even be done with basketball. ''It feels great to be around the guys again,'' Sanders said after his first public appearance with the team in two weeks. ''There is no timetable for my return.'' Sanders was vague, but said he was making progress, getting to the root of his issues and correcting them. ''Without these things being corrected, I don't think basketball will be something I can even do,'' he said. Yahoo! Sports

He said that speculation he might walk off the court for good simply was false. ''But, what is true,'' he said, ''is that I'm in the process of working things out now to do as best for my psyche and my physical health going forward. There's a lot of evaluating going on. There's a lot of inside talk just to put myself in the best place for my health right now.'' Yahoo! Sports

January 6, 2015 Updates

Feigin said Sanders was experiencing personal issues "of which we are 1,000% supportive of around him." He added that the franchise's new owners want to "surround players with the best medical, psychological, emotional and physical support we can possibly have. When Larry's ready, he'll be ready." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

In a luncheon appearance at the War Memorial Center on Tuesday, Feigin denied a media report that was published on Twitter that Sanders recently told team officials he didn't want to play basketball any longer. "Larry didn't say that," Feigin said. "Which I can tell." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jason Kidd was interviewed on "Sports Central" on WTMJ Radio on Monday evening and said center Larry Sanders could return soon, possibly on Tuesday. The 6-foot-11 Sanders was out with illness and later due to personal reasons. He has missed the last six games and has not played since the Bucks' home game against Charlotte on Dec. 23. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jabari Parker's long road to recovery officially starts today. As expected, the second overall pick in the 2014 draft went under the knife in New York on Monday to repair his torn anterior cruciate ligament. Per the team's official release this evening: Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced that rookie forward Jabari Parker underwent successful surgery today to repair his left ACL injury. The surgery was performed at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York by Dr. David Altchek with Bucks orthopaedic physician Dr. Michael Gordon assisting. Parker is expected to miss the remainder of the season while he recovers and progresses through his rehabilitation process. A timeline for his return to basketball activity will be established at a later date. Parker suffered the injury in the third quarter of Milwaukee’s win at Phoenix on Dec. 15. Brew Hoop

January 5, 2015 Updates


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


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