ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- As the Milwaukee Bucks slowly but steadily arrived at the Cousins Center on Monday for exit interviews with general manager John Hammond, the mood was certainly not one of a team that had just accomplished one of its major goals for the 2012-13 season.
Sure, the Bucks made the playoffs, an experience that can only benefit players down the road, but the feeling Monday was they should have done a whole lot more before being swept aside by the defending champion Miami Heat in four games.
As the longest-tenured member of the Bucks, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute didn't hesitate when asked whether his team's 38-44 regular-season record was a sign of underachievement given the quality of the roster. He even went so far as to say this was the most talented of the five teams he's been on in Milwaukee.
"By far (it was)," Mbah a Moute said. "This team just has so many weapons. You could see at times when we really were playing good, but we could never stay consistent with it. ...