Never mind the upcoming NBA draft, in which the Bucks have the second overall pick, new owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens are thinking cosmetics. Earlier this week, Lasry admitted during a local sports radio interview that he and his partner were disappointed by the franchise's current merchandise availability, and that fans should expect more Bucks gear walking around Milwaukee streets in the near future, maybe even in new colors.
The billionaire investor explained that he recently took a trip to the BMO Harris Bradley Center to shop for friends back in New York, but that he would like to see Bucks t-shirts, jackets, hats, and other merchandise stocked in other stores around the city. Taking a cue from places such as Madison's Bucky's Locker Room, Lasry stopped short of mentioning the opening of stand-alone shops, though he told fans to anticipate big changes.
Will The Bucks Get New Colors?
Despite his vague hinting, Lasry did confirm speculation that he and Edens are considering changing the Bucks official colors. He mentioned no specific colors, though he lamented the team's current scheme as needing help.
If the first-year owners do decide to alter the Bucks colors, it will be the second change in 10 years. In 2006, the team made the first official change in 14 years, adopting green, red, and silver. Purple, which was introduced in 1993 along with a new logo, was dropped in favor of red. The 2006 scheme was intended to pay homage to the Bucks original colors, which were used from 1968 to 1976.