The Milwaukee Bucks are at a crossroads after making the playoffs this season. Milwaukee may have been swept right out, but with uncertainty surrounding their coaching and some of their free agents, people must be wondering where this team is going. Jerry Sloan has already decided that he has no interest in the open coaching position so that is going to leave Milwaukee with no real great choices. They will have to pick one of those largely unproven coaches and roll with it, but what kind of roster will that coach have?
Brandon Jennings is a restricted free agent, but he has made it clear that he really doesn’t want to be in Milwaukee. Monta Ellis is an unrestricted free agent, and I don’t see how the team decides to go re-sign him. It leaves the team with a core that is largely based on Larry Sanders. I’m sorry, but that doesn’t strike fear in me. It looks like it’s going to be up to a young player like John Henson to step up and take more of a role in his second NBA season.
It’s not like the Eastern Conference is going to be any easier next season, and making the playoffs again isn’t a given for the Bucks. I really hope that they can find a way to keep Jennings because that could give the team a chance at getting some other free agents to come to town. It probably won’t be the big names, but getting another guard or two wouldn’t hurt the Bucks moving forward. It is a very uncertain time for Milwaukee.