Writing a farewell post is never easy, so I'll just get to the point: After four seasons on the Milwaukee Bucks beat, I am moving to Seattle to work for the Seattle Seahawks as a digital media producer. I'm thrilled to begin the next chapter of my career in the city of Seattle and with the Seahawks organization.
There are so many people I want to thank for helping me along the way to this opportunity. The Bucks' PR staff for giving a college sophomore from the small University of Wisconsin-Parkside a chance to cover games, Charles Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel for teaching me so much, Eric Buenning for recruiting me to Brew Hoop in the first place, Frank Madden for making me a better writer, all my colleagues on this site, and most importantly, our readers. Without this community, we would be nothing, and there's no way I'd be where I am without you're reading, support and interaction.
Once upon a time, I was just a kid who loved the Bucks. My brothers used to take me to Bucks games and easily got me hooked on basketball. There was no better feeling than leaving school knowing I would be walking through the Bradley Center doors that night for a game. Luckily, I was able to walk through those doors for practically every home game since 2012, and that feeling never changed. I'm blessed to be able to say that I covered my favorite basketball team and the one that helped me bond with my brothers.
Working in journalism and sports media is about the stories you tell, and the experiences you're left with to tell others. There's so much I'll remember from this beat for the rest of my life. From the loving relationship of Brandon and Monta, to witnessing Giannis go from a baby to a grown man, to the Larry Drew Era, to the magical (albeit abbreviated) playoff run in 2015, to...Kenyon Martin.
I hope that while I've been able to do this, I provided the information, perspective and content you expect from the No. 1 site for Bucks coverage. This is it for my time in Milwaukee -- I won't be coming back unless it's for the holidays -- but the last four years of my life have been memorable to say the least. Thank you for following along.
- Aron Yohannes