Bring on the Herd: Bucks round up D-League team name

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OSHKOSH, Wis. (AP) — The Milwaukee Bucks will be rounding up the Herd.

The Bucks announced that their new NBA Developmental League team in Oshkosh will be known as the Wisconsin Herd. A new arena is being built for the team, which starts play 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.”

“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.”

A logo for the Herd will be unveiled on June 22. The Bucks say they chose the “Wisconsin Herd” name to reflect the NBA team’s brand and connections to the state.

Oshkosh is about 90 miles northwest of Milwaukee.