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:
End of release states, "George will join the broadcast team of Paschke, Johnson, Novak and Coshun."— Eric Nehm (@eric_nehm) August 17, 2018
Team confirmed to me that Gus Johnson will not be a member of the @Bucks broadcast team this upcoming season. Jon McGlocklin will remain with the team in a different role though. https://t.co/GLLp9um5kI
The Milwaukee Bucks and Fox Sports Wisconsin made some changes to their broadcasting roster today. We found out Monday that former-sideline reporter, Telly Hughes, was let go from that role.
After 8-plus seasons, I was informed the @Bucks wanted to go in a "different direction". I would like to thank @Bucks for an amazing opportunity for a kid from https://t.co/meYFi1NhID. Louis to cover the NBA.— Telly Hughes (@tellyhughes) August 14, 2018
Now we know Hughes’ replacement will be former University of Louisville volleyball standout, Katie George. George had been at the Louisville Fox station affiliate, WDRB, for nearly two years before making the move from bourbon to beer country.
The last bit of broadcasting nugget is that Fox Sports national broadcaster, Gus Johnson, will no longer sub-in for Jim Paschke when the Bucks take on a premier opponent, or the New York Knicks. Jon McGlocklin will also no longer be filling in for Marques Johnson, as it looks like that role will now be filled by Steve Novak.
New arena, new coach, and now a new(ish) broadcasting team.
Tonight’s (off) topic: Bourbon
In honor of our new sideline reporter I thought we could talk bourbon. I have not purposefully had any bourbon since the night of February 28, 2014 and the morning of March 1, 2014 — Wild Turkey 101 always wins. Do we have any bourbon connoisseurs in the crowd tonight? I have heard that bourbon tastings at distilleries are a blast, but I just do not have the stomach for that like I do for brewery tastings.
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