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Bucks' Kohl reaches deal to sell team

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Bucks owner Herb Kohl has reached a deal to sell the franchise to New York investment firm executives Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens.

Kohl announced the deal Wednesday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center hours before the team was to play its final game of a dismal season. With the worst record in the NBA, Milwaukee is in position for a high draft pick.

Kohl is a former U.S. senator who has owned the team since 1985. Efforts to find new investors ramped up this year.

Kohl has made it a priority to find owners or investors who will keep the franchise in Milwaukee. He's also spoken for years about the need to upgrade or replace the Bradley Center, the team's downtown home which opened in 1988.

The deal is subject to approval by the NBA and its Board of Governors.

The Bucks were sold to Kohl for $18 million in 1985. Kohl, 79, is a Milwaukee native whose family owned a chain of department stores.

Lasry is chairman and chief executive officer of Avenue Capital Group, while Edens is co-founder and a chairman of the board at Fortress Investment Group. Both are based in New York.

In Madison, Gov. Scott Walker said he was pleased with the deal that will keep the team in Wisconsin, and that he will work with the new ownership team to see how he can help the team ''flourish in the state.''

''I think it's a big deal,'' he told reporters when asked about the sale. Walker said he appreciated Kohl's purchasing of the team and keeping it in Wisconsin. ''My hat's off to him and the many years he's committed to the Bucks.''

The Bucks were an NBA-worst 15-66 entering Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks. Milwaukee has already set a franchise record for futility.

The team was beset by injuries from training camp in coach Larry Drew's first season. Center Larry Sanders and guard O.J. Mayo are among the veterans who have been sidelined for long spurts.

Young Brandon Knight has emerged as a scoring point guard, while 18-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo had a promising first year after being drafted in the first round last year.


Associated Press writer Scott Bauer in Madison contributed to this report.

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