Herb Kohl is giving up his United States Senate seat, but he doesn't intend to give up his ownership of the Bucks.
Kohl, a Democrat, recently announced he wouldn't be running for re-election after 24 years in the Senate.
Kohl's decision immediately fueled speculation he would also be selling the Bucks, a team he has owned since 1985 when he purchased it from Jim Fitzgerald.
But Kohl adamantly denied he intends to relinquish his ownership duties anytime soon.
"I feel good about my run as owner of the team," Kohl said.
Kohl also noted that he fully expects the Bucks to be a part of the Milwaukee landscape for a long time and that he would continue to work with civic leaders and politicians to build a new sports complex for the Bucks and other teams.
The Bradley Center opened in October 1988.
In December, the Bucks showed they could play with the big boys. The Bucks beat three of the elite teams in the league during the month and beat two of them convincingly. The Bucks handled the Magic 96-85 and the Lakers 98-79. Their other impressive victory was a 103-99 decision over the Mavericks in Dallas.
The Bucks had a three-game West Coast trip, starting Jan. 31, against the Clippers, Suns and Warriors. Instead of pulling off a sweep, the Bucks were swept. The Bucks then lost four of their next five games as well and any realistic shot at the playoffs disappeared.
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