Wisconsin Herd

The Wisconsin Herd are an American professional basketball team of the NBA G League as an affiliate of the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Based in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, the Herd play their home games at Menominee Nation Arena.

Wisconsin Herd
Wisconsin Herd logo
LeagueNBA G League
Founded2017
HistoryWisconsin Herd
2017–present
ArenaMenominee Nation Arena
LocationOshkosh, Wisconsin
Team colorsGood Land Green, Cream City Cream, Great Lakes Blue, Black, White[1][2][3]
                        
Team managerDave Dean
Head coachJordan Brady[4]
OwnershipMilwaukee Bucks
Affiliation(s)Milwaukee Bucks
Championships0
Division/Conference titles0
Websitewisconsin.gleague.nba.com

History

On June 29, 2016, it was announced that the Milwaukee Bucks were seeking to purchase an expansion team in the then-NBA Development League, listing their five finalist cities as Grand Chute, La Crosse, Oshkosh, Racine and Sheboygan. On August 3, it was announced that Grand Chute and La Crosse had been eliminated, with Oshkosh, Racine and Sheboygan as the three finalists.[5]

On December 19, Oshkosh city officials identified the former site of the Buckstaff Furniture Company as the site for their arena proposal for the team, with the Fox Valley Pro Basketball group submitting a bid to the city's planning commission on January 11. The Planning Commission approved it on January 19,[6] with the Oshkosh Common Council approving it on January 24, conditional on the Bucks choosing Oshkosh as their home.[7]

On February 7, 2017, the Milwaukee Business Journal reported that the Bucks had chosen Oshkosh's bid, with the team making the official announcement on February 8.[8][9]

On June 8, the Wisconsin Herd name was announced, with the logo unveiled on June 22.[10][11] Team president Steve Brandes remarked, "The Wisconsin Herd is so much more than a team name; it's a brand that embodies a group of players fighting to join the Milwaukee Bucks, along with an excited fan base ready to rally behind Wisconsin's newest team." On July 1, 2017, Dave Dean was named the team's general manager [12] On September 22, 2017, the Wisconsin Herd announced the coaching staff[13]

Season-by-season

Season Division Regular season Playoffs
Finish Wins Losses Pct.
Wisconsin Herd
2017–18 Central 5th 21 29 .420
Regular season record 21 29 .420
Playoff record 0 0

Current roster

Wisconsin Herd roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 20 Bell-Haynes, Trae 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1995–09–05 Vermont
F 33 Colson, Bonzie (TW) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 224 lb (102 kg) 1996–01–12 Notre Dame
G 0 Duval, Trevon (TW) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 186 lb (84 kg) 1998–08–03 Duke
G 12 Garbis, Kanellos 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) 1992–11–01 Greece
G 32 Hess, A. J. 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1994–01–20 South Dakota State
G 3 Johnson, Nick 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1992–12–22 Arizona
G 10 Johnson, Robert 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 194 lb (88 kg) 1995–05–27 Indiana
C 25 McCoy, Brandon 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) 1998–06–11 UNLV
G 2 Munford, Xavier 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 173 lb (78 kg) 1992–06–01 Rhode Island
G 15 Qualls, Michael 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 201 lb (91 kg) 1994–01–20 Arkansas
F 13 Singh, Amjyot 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 229 lb (104 kg) 1992–01–27 India
C 41 Thompson, Shevon 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 242 lb (110 kg) 1993–06–10 George Mason
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)
  • Steve Payne
  • Justin Wetzel
  • Jamaal Benjamin
  • Brian Butch (Coaching Associate)
  • Greg Signorelli (Athletic Trainer)
  • Nick Papendieck (Strength & Conditioning Coach)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • (NBA) On assignment from NBA affiliate
  • (TW) Two-way affiliate player
  • (I) Inactive
  • Injured Injured

Roster
Last transaction: 2019–02–11

Head coaches

# Head coach Term Regular season Playoffs Achievements
G W L Win% G W L Win%
1 Jordan Brady 2017–present 50 21 29 .420

Affiliates

References

  1. ^ pgoran (June 22, 2017). "Wisconsin Herd Unveils New Visual Identity". Wisconsin.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved June 22, 2017. Good Land Green, Cream City Cream and Great Lakes Blue are the Herd's color palette, which is utilized to further tie the team's identity to its parent club
  2. ^ "Logos". Wisconsin.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 22, 2017. Retrieved June 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "Wisconsin Herd Reproduction Guideline Sheet". NBA Properties, Inc. July 6, 2017. Retrieved July 14, 2017.
  4. ^ mstanton (August 7, 2017). "Wisconsin Herd name Jordan Brady first head coach". Wisconsin.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. Retrieved August 7, 2017.
  5. ^ Beck, Nate (August 3, 2016). "In D-League race, Grand Chute, La Crosse are out". Oshkosh Northwestern. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  6. ^ Ronallo, Alex (December 19, 2016). "Oshkosh moves forward with Bucks D-League plans". WLUK-TV. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  7. ^ "Oshkosh Common Council approves Bucks D-League arena plans". WLUK-TV. January 24, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  8. ^ Kirchen, Rich (February 7, 2017). "Bucks select Oshkosh as home for new Development League team". Milwaukee Business Journal. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  9. ^ "Milwaukee Bucks Purchase NBA Development League Team". NBA.com/Bucks. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. February 8, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  10. ^ "Oshkosh basketball team's nickname to be announced next week". WLUK-TV. June 2, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  11. ^ "Wisconsin Herd Selected as Team Name for Bucks' NBA D-League Franchise". NBA.com/Bucks. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. June 8, 2017. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  12. ^ Price, Kelly (July 1, 2017). "Bucks name Wisconsin Herd general manager". WGBA-TV. Retrieved July 6, 2017.
  13. ^ "Wisconsin Herd Finalizes Inaugural Coaching Staff". Wisconsin.GLeague.NBA.com. NBA Media Ventures, LLC. September 22, 2017. Retrieved September 22, 2017.

External links

Bonzie Colson

Bonzie Alexander Colson II (born January 12, 1996) is an American basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the University of Notre Dame. He is a native of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

Brandon McCoy

Brandon Lee McCoy (born June 11, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the UNLV Runnin' Rebels. He stands 7’0’’ (213 cm) tall and plays center.

Brian Butch

Brian Butch (born December 22, 1984) is an American former professional basketball player. He is currently working as a coaching associate coach for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He was a center on the 2003 McDonald's All-American basketball team and later attended the University of Wisconsin–Madison on a basketball scholarship. He was briefly a member of the Denver Nuggets of the NBA, although he never played any games for them.

D. J. Wilson

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Donte DiVincenzo

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Elijah Stewart

Elijah Stewart (born November 14, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Stockton Kings of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the USC Trojans. In high school, he was ranked as a four-star prospect in the Class of 2014.

Evgeniy Pashutin

Evgeniy Yuryevich Pashutin (Russian: Евгений Юрьевич Пашутин; born February 6, 1969) is a retired Russian professional basketball player and current head coach for Avtodor Saratov of the Russian VTB United League.

James Young (basketball)

James Young (born August 16, 1995) is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played one season of college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats before being selected with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft by the Boston Celtics. He spent the majority of his rookie NBA season playing in the NBA Development League for the Celtics' affiliate team, the Maine Red Claws.

Joel Bolomboy

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Jordan Barnett

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Marshall Plumlee

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Menominee Nation Arena

The Menominee Nation Arena is a 64,300 sq ft (5,970 m2) indoor arena located in Oshkosh, in the U.S. state of Wisconsin. The facility is primarily used for basketball. It serves as the home of the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League, which is affiliated with the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association. The first event to be held at the arena, a Wisconsin Herd game was on December 1, 2017.

Michael Qualls

Michael Qualls (born January 20, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks and is most notably remembered for his go-ahead slam dunk with 0.2 seconds left in overtime against Kentucky in 2014.

Nick Johnson (basketball)

Nicholas Alexander Johnson (born December 22, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before being drafted 42nd overall by the Houston Rockets in the 2014 NBA draft.

Shannon Brown

Shannon Brown (born November 29, 1985) is an American professional basketball player. He attended Proviso East High School in Maywood, Illinois, was named Illinois Mr. Basketball in 2003, and played college basketball for Michigan State University. He was drafted by the Cleveland Cavaliers with the 25th overall pick in the 2006 NBA draft.

Sterling Brown (basketball)

Sterling Damarco Brown (born February 10, 1995) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the NBA. He played college basketball for Southern Methodist University (SMU) from 2013 to 2017. Brown was drafted 46th overall in the 2017 NBA draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He is capable of naming all 50 US states in 30 seconds.

Trae Bell-Haynes

Trae Bell-Haynes (born September 5, 1995) is a Canadian basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Vermont Catamounts.

Trevon Duval

Trevon Tyler Duval (born August 3, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Milwaukee Bucks of the National Basketball Association (NBA), on a two-way contract with the Wisconsin Herd of the NBA G League. He played college basketball for the Duke Blue Devils. As a high school player, he was a consensus five-star prospect in the Class of 2017. In January 2017, Duval was selected as a McDonald's All-American.

Xavier Munford

Xavier Munford (born June 1, 1992) is an American professional basketball player for the Wisconsin Herd of the G-League. He played two seasons of college basketball for the Rhode Island Rams.

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