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ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- There are a lot of words that can be used to describe Nick Van Exel's NBA career, but future coach probably didn't come up too often in conversations about the former point guard.
With a brash personality and a reputation as a bit of a bad boy as a player, Van Exel had multiple incidents as a player that probably didn't scream future coach at the time.
But 24 years after he left Wisconsin as a prep star, Van Exel is back and ready to start his NBA coaching career with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Though he hasn't played in the NBA since 2006, the 41-year-old is hoping he can be the bridge between Bucks coach Larry Drew and the players.
"You have to relate, and I definitely speak their language," Van Exel said. "I don't dress like them -- they are into the tight clothes and all of that -- but I can talk like them. I'm going to tell them the truth, I'm going to shoot it straightforward and it's going to be told just like ...
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The Milwaukee Bucks and forward/center Drew Gooden have gone their seperate ways as he was waived by the amensty clause set forward in the NBA. Gooden still has some NBA value and should find himself on a contenders bench somewhere in the league.
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Seeking additional salary flexibility in the future, the Milwaukee Bucks used the amnesty clause on veteran forward Drew Gooden, the team announced Tuesday.
Gooden became the 20th National Basketball Association player subject to amnesty since the provision was adopted in the collective bargaining agreement signed in 2011.
The 31-year-old Gooden still will be paid the $13-plus...
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent guard/forward Carlos Delfino (6-6, 230), General Manager John Hammond announced today. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
Delfino, 30, returns to the Bucks after spending the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets, where he averaged 10.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc in 67 games...
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free agents Carlos Delfino and Zaza Puchulia.
The Bucks announced the signings Wednesday. Terms were not disclosed.
Delfino returns to the Bucks after spending last season with the Houston Rockets, where he averaged 10.6 points in 67 games.
Delfino played for the Bucks for three seasons from 2009-2012. He averaged 10.6 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2...
The Milwaukee Bucks have signed free-agent center Zaza Pachulia, who returns for his second stint with the Bucks after also spending the 2004-05 season in Milwaukee. A native of Tbilisi, Georgia, Pachulia was selected by Orlando with the 42nd overall pick in 2003. After appearing in 59 games for the Magic during his rookie season, Pachulia was selected by the Charlotte Bobcats in...
Swingman Carlos Delfino was also signed by the Bucks, General Manager John Hammond announced yesterday today.
Delfino returns to the Bucks after spending the 2012-13 season with the Houston Rockets, where he averaged 10.6 points while shooting 37.5 percent from beyond the arc in 67 games. Prior to signing with Houston last offseason, Delfino wore a Bucks uniform for three seasons...
Newly signed Milwaukee Bucks big man Zaza Pachulia derwent surgery to repair a right Achilles injury he suffered last season. The procedure took place in April, and he's since started working out. While he says he's been through "hard day," Pachulia told Charles F. Gardner of The Journal Sentinel that he is hopeful that he'll be 100 percent in time for the...
With every day that passes, the strange Brandon Jennings case seems headed toward a resolution that neither party wants.
If Jennings bounces back to the Bucks on a one-year contract for the qualifying offer of $4.5 million, the point guard won't get the big money and the big market he thought was coming to him.
And the Bucks, who made their preference known with their unsuccessful...
Samuel Dalembert and the Dallas Mavericks are nearing agreement on a contract.
Dalembert would become the Mavericks' starting center.
The Mavericks will continue to pursue Greg Oden.