Milwaukee Bucks pick name for D-League team in Oshkosh

Team will be called 'Wisconsin Herd'
Posted at 12:22 PM, Jun 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-08 19:34:37-04

Watch out, Oshkosh. The Herd is coming to town!

The Milwaukee Bucks' announced Thursday that their new NBA D-League franchise, which will start playing in Oshkosh during the 2017-2018 season, will be named the Wisconsin Herd.

"The Wisconsin Herd name reflects the Bucks brand while representing the Bucks as a statewide organization from the top down," the team said in a press release. "BMO Harris Bank has been named the first major partner of the Wisconsin Herd."

The Herd will start its inaugural season in November.

"The Wisconsin Herd is so much more than a team name; it’s a brand that embodies a group of players fighting to join the Milwaukee Bucks, along with an excited fan base ready to rally behind Wisconsin’s newest team,” said Wisconsin Herd President Steve Brandes. “We hope the people of the Fox Valley join the Herd today with family-affordable season tickets to watch future NBA talent.”

The Herd will debut the team's official logo at a special event in Oshkosh on June 22. Following the event, there will be an NBA Draft watch party. 

“We are proud to call our D-League team the Wisconsin Herd, which we believe will resonate with fans across the state,” said Bucks President Peter Feigin. “The Herd will become an important brand extension of the Bucks and we’re excited to watch the emerging talent in the upcoming season.”

Leaders in Oshkosh approve of the team name, too.

“The Wisconsin Herd name has a strong, competitive feel, and it says we’re a team that’s here to win,” said Oshkosh Mayor Steve Cummings. “It has a nice tie with the Bucks while being very much a part of this state and its image.”

Season tickets for the inaugural season of the Wisconsin Herd are available now beginning at $192.

Premium season ticket memberships are also available.

To purchase season tickets, or for more information on the Wisconsin Herd, visit or call Herd sales representatives at the Bucks office at (414) 227-0599.


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