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Brew Hoop Night Shift: May 8th, 2018

Welcome to the Brew Hoop Night Shift. Every evening at 9:00pm (central time), this all-purpose thread goes up, and the comments section is where it’s going down. What Bucks news did we not cover? What topics do you want to break down further? Or is there something non-Bucks that you want to bounce off of one another? Even something non-basketball? This is the place.

Tonight’s (on) topic: James Borrego to Charlotte

The first San Antonio Spurs assistant coach to land a gig is James Borrego. The former Orlando Magic interim head coach is heading to the Charlotte Hornets. Borrego was on the list of being interviewed by the Bucks, so I guess the front office all of a sudden finds themselves with a free calendar day and have to cancel the Lakefront Brewery tour that they probably had planned.

For me, Borrego never moved the needle and I’m relieved that he is now not even an option for the front office to consider. Pairing a first year head coach with a second year GM is not ideal for a franchise that cannot afford to have the next three years of Giannis Antetokounmpo wasted on learning curves between the two organizational positions. Although, I am squarely on the #HireNurse train, but what is life if not full of hypocrisies?

Tonight’s (off) topic: VE Day

Today is the 73rd anniversary of Victory in Europe Day that marked the official end of World War II’s European theater. My grandpa was apart of the war and his own tale followed a hybrid between a Medal of Honor video game and the Band of Brothers plot.

First off, he lied about his age so he could sign up for enlistment at 16 years old. From there, he went to basic training and was then introduced to the action in North Africa. He was not there long, as he headed up to the United Kingdom and hung out for a bit. A week before his 18th birthday, he miraculously survived the Invasion of Normandy and continued on through France. The only France stories we ever got out of him were his shenanigans in Paris, so I am not 100% sure what he was involved with — he tried to keep the war stories light, understandably.

Once he made his way into Belgium, he got entrenched with the Battle of the Bulge. Once that finished up, he and some friends decided to steal some chickens from a local farmer and were all subsequently discharged. Them’s the breaks, I guess. In honor of today, I’ll drink some Hamm’s for ya, Wally.

Any stories from the Greatest Generation to share?

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