New Milwaukee Bucks owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens issued a joint statement via Bucks.com on Wednesday addressing Tuesday’s NBA Draft Lottery. Despite holding the highest odds of receiving the top pick, Milwaukee slipped to second overall. Still, a number of elite prospects will available for the taking, and the two co-owners expressed optimism in anticipation of the June 26 draft.
Here’s the brief message in its entirety:
Last night marked a key moment in Bucks history.
As many of you know, we received the 2nd pick in the 2014 NBA Draft Lottery. This is our first milestone as owners, and a huge step forward in bringing a championship to Milwaukee.
We believe that the 2014 Draft class has the potential to be one of the best classes in the past decade. We could not be more excited to have one of the most talented players in the world, whoever he may be, join our team and call Milwaukee home. We are building a young core of players who will be the foundation of our future. We anticipate the skills and basketball acumen of this newly drafted player together with our current roster of talented young men will assist us in rebuilding the Bucks to become a team that does not earn a Draft Lottery position in coming years.
As we have said before, our mission in Milwaukee is plain and simple:
- Become an NBA Championship caliber team
- Reengage fans by reinvesting in the game-day experience
- Further integrate the Bucks and the greater Milwaukee community
We hope to have your support as we make this a reality and we can’t wait to see you at games come the fall!
It’s Time for a Bucks Comeback! Fear the Deer!
Wes & Marc