Committed to change, Bucks unveil new court design
One thing has become crystal clear with the Milwaukee Bucks organization this off-season: They are committed to change. From the paint on the walls at their training facility, to the name of their dance team, the organization is committed to moving out of the decade-long rut the franchise has been stuck in since their last meaningful playoff run.
As of today, the roster boasts 11 new faces who will play for - you guessed it - a new Head Coach (Larry Drew). The assistant coaches are new, the training staff is new, and now, so is the floor the team will play on.
The Bucks unveiled their new Robert Indiana inspired floor Tuesday night at the Milwaukee Art Museum. The floor was made by Action Floor Systems in Mercer, WI. A few things to note:
- The floor draws influence from the floor at the old MECCA Arena with the two toned maple. If you rotate the floor, you will notice the darker maple portions are, in-fact, giant letter M's.
- The panel in the lower right corner of the image will serve as a showcase for community artists. As shown, the design is a classic logo from the MECCA days, but the artwork will change throughout the season.
- On the lower sideline, at mid-court, you will notice a graphic of the Walter Brown championship trophy won by the Bucks in 1971.
- The Bucks first home game will be a pre-season tilt against the Charlotte Bobcats on October 12. The team's first regular season game will be Saturday, November 2 against the Toronto Raptors.