LISTEN: Bucks to name D-League site by end of August

MILWAUKEE — The Milwaukee Bucks plan to finalize a site for their future NBA Development League affiliate by the end of August, according to team president Peter Feigin.



Feigin noted that roughly 12 cities in Wisconsin were in consideration to host an affiliate team, but they have yet to finalize a team name or location.

It was reported Tuesday night that La Crosse has been ruled out as a potential city to host a future team, mainly due to distance.

During a discussion on “The Neighborhood” back in June, Feigin revealed that the future site for a D-League affiliate had to be within two hours of Milwaukee for the team to consider it. That city would also be required to already have a facility to play in or one with plans already in place to build one.

General manager John Hammond told WTMJ radio in Milwaukee that  they plan on having a team within one year, but Feigin says that’s a bit optimistic.

“We’re at the initial stages,” Feigin said back in June. “…What we’ll do in probably four weeks’ time is narrow down that list to about two or three prospective towns and then really get into the nitty gritty of…really starting development with the hope of getting a team up and running within two years.”