New owners Marc Lasry and Wes Edens announced on local radio station 102.9 The Hog this morning that the Bucks would be playing a home game against the Knicks this upcoming season. It just so happens that that home game is roughly 3,900 miles away from home.
Per the Bucks' release:
Milwaukee will take a leading role this season as the NBA continues to expand its global reach, as the Bucks will be featured in the NBA Global Games schedule for 2014-15, the league announced today. The Bucks are slated to take on the New York Knicks at The O2 in London on Jan. 15.
With 23 international players listed among the all-time roster, including five currently under contract for the upcoming season, the Bucks have always had an international presence, but their inclusion in NBA Global Games London 2015 will mark the first regular season contest to be played overseas for the Bucks. Milwaukee logged a pair of preseason games in China in 2008, earning a 98-94 win over the Golden State Warriors in Guangzhou before falling 109-108 in a rematch in Beijing.
This certainly comes as a surprise given the Bucks' futility this past season, though the #2 pick in the June 26 draft combined with a likable young roster should keep the Bucks interesting if not terribly successful in the standings.
Either way, this is totally unprecedented for the Bucks and just simply an awesome opportunity. The good news just keeps on rolling in, doesn't it?