Journal Sentinel: Don Walker provides the details on a new lease agreement between the Bucks and the Bradley Center. The deal also covers last season, and it has conditions built within it to allow contingencies that hinge on the resolution of the lockout. Should the lockout continue, the Bucks would not get any money until the end of the labor impasse. According to Walker,
The new Bradley Center-Bucks agreement also establishes a pro-rated payment plan on all concession, catering and suite-shared revenue payments to the Bucks based on the actual number of games played. The new deal also includes language that defers under certain conditions some payments due to the Bucks and reduces the interest paid by the Bradley Center.
At all events (my emphasis) at the Bradley Center, the Bucks receive 27.5% of concession sales and 13.75% of food beverage sales in the suites. The team also receives 30% of all merchandise sales at Bucks’ games.
Also, the Bucks pay no rent at the facility.
NY Times: The NBA and NBPA got together for negotiations Wednesday, continued talking right through the NBA’s original 5:00 PM ET ultimatum, and worked on system issues regarding a future collective bargaining agreement until 1:00 AM ET. And while both sides mentioned the small progress that took place, no deal was agreed upon. The two sides meet again today.
NY TImes: Don Nelson — yes, THAT Don Nelson — is graduating from college next spring.
SBNation: On November 20, Drew Gooden is holding one of the two charity games in the Bay Area that are sponsored by an NBA player (Donte Greene is running the other one). Also, Drew is apparently back on Twitter (though not yet verified) as @drewgooden1.
NY Post: Under Armour took their promotional tour to a Bedford-Stuyvesant high school last night. The original plan was to let the collection of NBA stars play against a local high school team — last year’s city champs. But the NY Department of Education noted a by-law in the state’s regulations that prevented high-schoolers from playing pros after Oct. 31. Plan nixed. The pros instead matched up against a quickly assembled team of former high school stars, and the pros prevailed, 100-91. Brandon Jennings scored 43 points and made six 3-pointers, including a half-court shot (see below).