So it looks like NBA commissioner-to-be Adam Silver has decided to make stumping for a new Milwaukee Bucks arena a full-time job, for this week at least. Following his speech last week to Bucks sponsors — for which the team brought in a local business writer to transcribe Silver’s statements to a broader audience — Silver conducted a video interview for the Bucks’ website in which he elaborated on why he thinks Milwaukee needs to replace the 25-year-old Bradley Center:
“Milwaukee’s important (to the NBA) because it speaks ‘America,’” Silver said. “It’s heartland of America. It’s a community where the NBA has had a 45-year tradition. It’s a community that’s always strongly supported the NBA, and it’s part of our footprint, and it’s part of our heritage. It’s critical to us that the team remain here and remain successful.”
In other words, it’d be a shame if anything was to happen to those paratroopers.
Note that Silver has still carefully avoided appearing anywhere that he’d actually have to answer questions from real journalists, so he’s gotten all the headlines about Milwaukee being “on the clock” for a new arena without actually having to explain what would happen if the clock were to run out. Yeah, this Silver guy has got the hang of the job already.