“I’m pretty optimistic about the group of great guys we have here,” Connelly said. “We know we have the right coach, we know we have the right ownership. If it doesn’t work, point the fingers at me. I’m a big boy. I have pretty high expectations for this organization and for myself. But with all these new faces, it’s going to be hard at times, and how do we help?” The increased expectations, and the stakes involved after paying a high price to land Rudy Gobert, have been evident on the faces of the players as they have navigated the early portion of this season. It is clear they believed the progress would come sooner and easier than it has. That was one thing Finch was concerned about heading into the season, that the team would expect the wins to come naturally. They are coming to the realization that it’s going to take harder work and more commitment.
February 4, 2023 | 4:51 pm EST Update
Lauren Holiday was looking at Kohler bathroom fixtures for her own home renovation project, when she asked the sales representative a question: “You know what would be really cool? If we partnered and we did women’s shelters.” Kohler responded immediately, Holiday reached out to Sojourner Family Peace Center, the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation pitched in and the combined efforts led to nearly $300,000 to help repair and renovate three local shelters, including one at 619 W. Walnut St., just blocks from Fiserv Forum.
The Holidays, the Bucks Foundation and Kohler Co. also provided upgraded bathrooms in two other local domestic violence and homeless shelters, the Hope House in Milwaukee and The Women’s Center in Waukesha.