Jim Paschke said something that I thought was really interesting during the Bucks broadcast on Saturday night vs. the Wizards.
He mentioned his latest blog post on Bucks.com, where he said that he wrote:
This may be my favorite team in the 23 years I’ve been handling television for the Bucks.
At first I thought that was a little crazy. Paschke started announcing Bucks games in 1985. But I then realized that the Bucks have been generally turrible during Jim's years behind the microphone. Like .468 winning percentage turrible, with teams that won 30 or less games 7 times, including a thrilling 20-win season.
Yes, his tenure includes teams that won 57, 50, 49, and 52 games, including the magical 2000-01 team that went to the Eastern Conference Finals and almost earned the right to be steamrolled by Kobe/Shaq.
But this current team is very likeable. They have 20-win talent without Redd and Bogut. But they try hard, which honestly is 1/2 the battle in the NBA. As a result, they generally win the games that they're supposed to win, and even manage to win some games they have no business winning.
I like this team too.