Here at Brew Hoop, we’re still basking in the glow of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA championship, but the offseason is winding down and we’re already looking ahead to whether this team can repeat. And we’d like you to come along for the ride.
Whether you’ve written about the Bucks for your school paper, started a personal blog, commented on the site for years, or are an avid Twitter user who wants to try something longform, Brew Hoop is looking to add contributors heading into the 2021-22 NBA season. We’re always looking for new perspectives from the Bucks extended universe and want to have fresh voices on staff as Milwaukee begins its reign atop the NBA.
If you want to see your name listed on Brew Hoop’s masthead, be sure to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us via our Twitter. And when you reach out, feel free to let us know your favorite moment from last season’s miracle Bucks run. We’re not tired of reliving that Championship feeling either!
For our existing readers, we also want to extend our thanks and appreciation for how well this community handled a stressful postseason run. The last three years of Bucks basketball have had sky-high expectations, and with that comes a little bit more stress than usual. Of course there were a few issues, and a few bad apples that needed handling (I have the hate mail to prove it!), but all in all the forum remains as healthy as ever, and the community deserves a ton of credit for that.
As we move forward, there will be some changes. Obviously we’re looking for new voices, and some of our existing voices are going to give them room to flourish. But changes will affect the community too, specifically with the eventual launch of Coral for SB Nation NBA sites.
You’ve probably heard of Coral, and you probably haven’t heard good things. Notably, the tool was applied to SB Nation NFL sites last year, and a number of communities struggled with the transition. There were issues with Coral, both in design and in execution, and it turned a lot of people off.
Adam and I got a chance to see the updated version of Coral that’s coming (no, we don’t know exactly when), and we’re thrilled to tell you that we don’t expect the same outcome here at Brew Hoop. The audience has given the SB Nation teams volumes of feedback and, to their credit, the SB Nation teams delivered. It works, and it works well, and it works for us. It still will not be an easy change, because no amount of change is necessarily easy, but Coral is ready for us so we should be ready for it.
When it launches here, give Coral a chance. You’ll be glad you did.