August 15, 2006 - In an off-season that has already featured new colors and a handful of new players, the Milwaukee Bucks have introduced another new item to Bucks fans … their new court design! After four weeks of sanding, staining and painting, the court is finally ready for its first public appearance!
The aspect of the court that fans will notice immediately is the two-tone look. The lighter part of the court, located inside the three-point arc, is pure, unstained maple. It is contrasted by a darker shade of wood outside of the three-point arc that has been stained to give the appearance of a more aged maple floor.
The stained and unstained portions of the floor are accented with bright red, green, silver and white paints that define the boundaries of the playing surface. Center court features a large version of Milwaukee’s updated primary logo, while the corners each contain a small version of the team’s updated secondary logo. Both baselines feature white and silver letters that are traced in red and read “MILWAUKEE BUCKS”.
The court was officially christened at 2:30 p.m. on Tuesday afternoon. General Manager Larry Harris introduced the court and helped tip–off the first organized game ever played on the freshly painted green and red hardwood – a pick-up game with youth from two Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee – the Don & Sallie Davis branch vs. the Mary Ryan branch. Mo Williams tossed up the jump-ball for the game, while Harris and Bucks Head Coach Terry Stotts serves as honorary coaches.
The Bradley Center court will undergo its renovation later this month and will be ready for an unveiling in early September. Fans will get a chance to see the Bucks use the new Bradley Center court for the first time during the 2006 NBA Preseason. Milwaukee has two games at the Bradley Center – October 14 vs. Dallas at 7:30 p.m. and October 21 vs. Denver at 7:30 p.m.
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Note: ProStar, a Milwaukee-based company, installed and maintains the wood floor at the Training Center and the Bradley Center.