05.25.05

Bucks Are Ping Pong Champs

Posted in Basketball at 1:16 am by


(Larry Harris has found John Starks’ missing ball)

It was 20 years ago that the NBA rigged the draft lottery to ensure that Patrick Ewing would begin his pro career in the glamorous NY market. Last night, history repeated itself as the Milwaukee Bucks won the first pick despite having just the 6th worst record in ’04-05. Milwaukee’s status as the nation’s new cultural and entertainment capitol has already been discussed in this space, and I for one, am tired of the universe revolving around the town.

The New York Times’ Liz Robbins reports that Pistons coach Larry Brown has been talking with the Cavaliers about becoming the club’s next President of basketball operations. Brown, whose wanderlust is hardly a new condition, doesn’t seem to mind adding a distraction or two to the defending champs’ playoff run. Even by Larry’s standards, interviewing for a job with a division rival while the Pistons are battling the Heat for a trip to the finals, is kinda reptilian.

2 Responses to “Bucks Are Ping Pong Champs”

  1. gabe says:

    Marvin Williams or Andrew Bogut? While the Bucks have needed a legit post presence since…Ummm…Vin Baker…Williams could be a superstar. Bogut could be quite average, if servicable. I’ve been a Bucks fan for years and I can’t figure out which way they should go. Bogut is the safe bet I guess…Thoughts? Watching them win the lottery ws a real charge until I remembered what a thin draft class this is…Lot’s of contributors, few (if any) franchise guys.

  2. CSTB says:

    I thought Bogut was seriously exposed by Michigan State. And playing in the same division as the Bulls and Pistons, I’m not sure the same thing won’t happen again a few nights a week. Then again, learning on the job has worked out great for Darko, so maybe Bogut will be turn out to be a terrific player, just around the time his 3 year deal runs out.

Leave a Reply