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Bucks unveil new court design for 2013-14 season

Sep 24, 2013, 9:16 PM EDT


The Bucks unveiled a new court design during an event held at the Milwaukee Art Museum on Tuesday, and if you’re familiar with the history of the franchise, then the floor’s look may bring back some memories.

The Bucks had the team’s original play-by-play announcer Eddie Doucette on hand to help with the introductions, and current players John Henson and Larry Sanders did the honors of peeling back the curtain.

“I think it’s awesome,” Sanders said. “We can win on that right there. I think they did a great job.”

If you look closely from the baseline angle, you’ll see that the lighter wood grain shades carve out a capital ‘M’ on each side of the floor — just as the iconic 1977 version did when the Bucks played at Milwaukee’s MECCA.

From the official release:

A renowned pop artist famous for his “LOVE” artwork, Indiana created the design for the Bucks court that was used at the MECCA Arena from 1977-87. Indiana’s original floor, with bright colors and a giant “M” flanking each side of the midcourt line, is recognized as one of the largest pieces of pop art ever produced and brought international recognition to Milwaukee as a progressive, forward-thinking city that appreciates art as much as it does sport.

The court was assembled, sanded, and painted at the Bradley Center, and appears to be ready to go for the upcoming season.

  1. greej1938l - Sep 24, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Not Bad!!

  2. antistratfordian - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:06 PM

    I like it, though the green is a little overpowering. The 1977 court was pretty fly – they should’ve thrown some of those other colors in there.

  3. asimonetti88 - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    That’s a pretty nice court. The Bucks have some nice colors and logos/imagery to work with though.

  4. frankgarrett - Sep 24, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    Bring back the old school BUCKY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • fm31970 - Sep 25, 2013 at 7:00 PM

      Um, you mean Bango.

      But yes, the original Bango logo was great, and hopefully they use it when/if they wear the rainbow green jerseys as throwbacks.

  5. 00maltliquor - Sep 25, 2013 at 1:32 AM

    That’s pretty sweet, can’t lie.

  6. lakerade - Sep 25, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    I like it, stylized wood grains just give the court a classy feel (parquet, twolves court)

  7. rickyspanish - Sep 25, 2013 at 2:53 AM

    That court is funky fresh. Nice to see them take a chance and mix it up.

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