Bucks name D-League team Wisconsin Herd

June 8, 2017

We knew the Milwaukee Bucks are bringing another basketball team to Wisconsin. Now we know what to call them.

The Bucks revealed Thursday that their NBA D-League affiliate will be called the Wisconsin Herd. The team will begin play in nearby Oshkosh next season.

“We are proud to call our D-League team the Wisconsin Herd, which we believe will resonate with fans across the state,” Bucks President Peter Feigin said in a statement.

The Herd's logo will debut during an event on June 22, the date of the NBA Draft, while the team will also host a watch party.

The new team will play at Oshkosh Arena, which is set to open this fall and is expected to seat 3,500 people.

“The Wisconsin Herd name has a strong, competitive feel, and it says we’re a team that’s here to win,” Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings said in a statement. “It has a nice tie with the Bucks while being very much a part of this state and its image.”

The Bucks first announced their purchase of a D-League affiliate in February.

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