Milwaukee Bucks

Sad day for the Bucks’ community

The latest Milwaukee Bucks Daily is here following a day of sad news for the Bucks’ community.

In this latest edition of the Milwaukee Bucks Daily, we reflect on the sad news of the passing of Giannis Antetokounmpo‘s father, Charles, and former Bucks coach Frank Hamblen.

The flurry of sad news arrived as we’re now on the eve of the Bucks’ return to action, as the team will take on the Dallas Mavericks in their preseason opener on Monday night.

For all of the details on that, and all of your Bucks news throughout the season, stay with us at Behind the Buck Pass, and make sure to read this column every morning.

If you find an article, podcast or piece of news that you think should be in the next edition of the daily, send it to us on Twitter at @BehindTheBucks or by email at [email protected]

Back to the present, let’s look at today’s Bucks stories:

Best of Behind The Buck Pass From 9/30/17

Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo season preview 2017-18 (read here): Jordan Treske looked ahead to the upcoming season for Giannis Antetokounmpo, asking the question of what comes next following last year’s sensational play.

Milwaukee Bucks: 49 years in 49 days – 1999-00 NBA season (read here): Ti Windisch wrote about how the Bucks won 42 games in their second season with George Karl in charge as head coach.

Best of Bucks Across The Internet From 9/30/17

Big shoes to fill – A letter from Coach Brady (read here): Rick Barrett of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel writes about the news that Giannis Antetokounmpo’s father, Charles, passed away in Milwaukee on Friday. Antetokounmpo was 54, and suffered a heart attack at his home.

Statement by Bucks general manager Jon Horst regarding Charles Antetokounmpo (read here): released a statement from Bucks GM Jon Horst on behalf of the whole Bucks organization, sharing his sympathy and support with Giannis and the Antetokounmpo family.

Former Bucks coach Frank Hamblen passes away (read here): Jay Sorgi of WTMJ reported on further sad news for the Bucks, as Frank Hamblen, a long-time assistant coach and an interim head coach in Milwaukee, passed away at the age of 70.

That’s it for today’s roundup, but we’ll be back to do it all again tomorrow.