Monday, April 18, 2011
Where Did the Milwaukee Bucks Go Wrong?
This Milwaukee Bucks 2010-2011 season was supposed to be the Year of the Deer! Instead, it turned out to be the Year of the Sheer Disappointment. After last year's exciting playoffs run, the Milwaukee Bucks had high expectations for this year. Instead, the Milwaukee Bucks finished with a losing season, suffered from countless injuries, and lacked the camaraderie amongst players needed for a successful team. Professional basketball in Milwaukee is a unique situation; Milwaukee is a small market city and basketball does not draw the revenue that it does in Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Boston, etc. However, it seems that professional basketball is here to stay in Milwaukee. Herb Kohl, the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks, does not want to sell the team to anyone that would take the team out of Milwaukee. That being said, I think the Milwaukee Bucks need to get it together. They have a strong and committed coaching staff. I think the players need to adjust their attitudes toward the game and towards playing in Milwaukee. For some players, Milwaukee is not the ideal location to play basketball, but they should feel lucky that they are able to play professional basketball at all. What the Milwaukee Bucks are lacking is an emotional force on their team. They need a player that plays with guts, that inspires, and that is a strong leader. Milwaukee Bucks center Andrew Bogut certainly has talent, but his constant injuries do not inspire success from his fellow teammates. I think if the Milwaukee Bucks had an inspiring teammate, we would see more wins from them. The Milwaukee Bucks had camaraderie last year and I think that led them to the playoffs. I hope the Milwaukee Bucks can figure it out in the off-season and come back next year to a winning season. Here's hoping that the Milwaukee Bucks 2011-2012 season will be the Year of the Deer.