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And we bring in now he is the chief operating officer of the Milwaukee Bucks Mike McCarthy now joining us in the Schneider orange how line hello Mike radar and. I guys how are you don't we're excited are you guys excited. Couldn't be more so. Look we're looking here at the Bradley Center would every chair whether it's a fear the deer assured aren't its imposing I wouldn't wanna play these guys. It is going to be an energy like we haven't seen in quite some time and I don't even know when the Bucs went to the post season maybe 56 years ago that we're gonna have that kind of energy down there I think there's a real genuine expectation. For this team to win and possibly advance and odd first of all ticket sales now from what we understand it's sold out neo in the it's available is the resale of the secondary take us through NBA invoke start Tom correct. Yes there are zero seats available. OK guys and make sure that Saturday. On the other aspect of this is my assumption is this this does nothing but help the Milwaukee Bucks in ticket sales down the road I notice that you guys have a marketing campaign going on right now that you secure your seats for next year that also gives users security. Going into the new building correct. Yes it just helped build the energy for the brand all overall long term terms of a year in the year amount of new building. Short term terms of additional playoff games like in six so there's there's nothing quite like the playoffs and being competitive in the playoffs you're suggesting. That that does as much as solidify a connect man based team sort started out thoughts. What is this guys why let me ask you this first fans coming to the game tonight what can they expected I would assume you guys are camping it up as far as entertainment goes so before during the game that kind of thing correct. Yeah well first of all there is it pep rally out in front of the building and part of the northwestern mutual insurance. That's gonna happen three hours before the game starts so that live band there's food beverage. There's a lot of interactive are things happening with our sponsors like where most and saved. And that's going to be a celebration of an already great year and more great things to come to be a lot of interest in you new speakers. Like music. So that's the first part of the in the package than want to commend the arena. We're gonna have kind of a state in the yard game operations experience so. You know we like prior to us also be here and lose or draw people and have a last. Night that. We're only focused on the winning part of that but it it's going to be a great night. All I gotta ask you this I've had a lot of people tweet me in and sit me some emails aren't so I wanted to ask you directly the other night Gus Johnson I I'm sure you've probably heard about this. Got to really excited during the shot that went down actually sunk the bucks chances to win in game two. Have you ever ask Gus to tone it down so to speaker to be more of a homer or do you just like kinda let him fly and be the broadcaster he has. Well you know it's in the beauty of what he's bringing his season nationally known broadcaster he's he's prominent and that done and CAAs and and national broadcasts for a long time and so. Need to sell it to celebrate her of the NBA at its highest quality and use his reaction. Is fairly natural and organic. And and it's not staged. Not some folks might think otherwise but he he actually is just on brightly enthusiastic anything he's seen. I've done well basketball court. That being said I know it's an adjustment. Or box fans who have heard certain approach perhaps another markets that you called homer mature that would be word but. You know where where things are a little more slanted this this dial for the most part and he's much more on the I'm on the international balance side. But I I understand what people come from by I think we're lucky to have costs and energy on on the fox telecast along with Marcus it is are the best shows in the league work. We're proud to have that be a component of what books and experience. Business wise what has this dine them for the bucks franchise obviously a nice an element announcement for Marquette that you gonna get the NC goalie tournament for a couple of rounds back again. Once the new building his build you guys are going to be conjunction with that the what does this done for business for the Milwaukee Bucks. On being an playoffs well just be a national brand. Yeah I mean. But it all starts with ownership and Peter trade presidential level where. We're we're in a situation where we think we're gonna create a state of the art and no matter where we are and we happened to be in Milwaukee and I'm actually walking straight Wisconsin we think we're gonna be the envy of the nation and around sports and entertainment company. The state of the art arena. There have been no act that won't come through Milwaukee got me that may be the case these days but when we're through with this a new building launched there isn't any. Musical show or family event that won't make its way through balk required all the right people make sure that happens. You know. Qualifying for the playoffs and having an all star an and all of those other things just helped credibility. Urged that. Fox and box and you're going to be enjoying. The next several years. The who some people like Arab it you know people that are dealing with the boxing who suffered through the good the bad the ugly talk about John McLaughlin gym class ski and I know that you've guy Gus in them on the call now. Bite at some point what you say this team really does finally hit that post season where you guys are heading towards the finals are heading towards Eastern Conference finals. Any thoughts about down the road about allowing those guys you do some something via the post season and enjoy the fruits of their efforts for so many years there were fruitless so to speak. Well John and Jim are both appearing in the pre and post game tonight and Jim was in the pre and post game on the procedure on out John has typically made any road trips. That's couple news now. So we we have roles for them that are property and have real impact would have viewers and we obviously respect everything they've done historically and and in the short term we wouldn't have a banner in the building without with their names on and we didn't feel that like. I'm we're trying to really do what's best for everybody concerned and mean granted Jim and John we'll see ball bam in meaningful roles on the telecast tonight on fox sports Wisconsin. They wanted to ask you as well lomb and come off the topic of tonight but the. I think I think the it is important for any team in the way of developing players and there are a lot of examples of players that have about. Had meaningful roles with the parent team that started with the U eighteen. We have that advantage for certain that the secondary and manage ferocity that Oshkosh in our market. And we believe that we're going to be moving box tickets in Oshkosh and by subversive. And so it is just hop skip and a jump that we need to fill a roster spot of the injured player than geographically we're able to do that. So both. In the way of synergies of selling. Ticketing packages and sponsorships. Creating staffing. Opportunities where folks can work invoked places. And then obviously. Helping our team in the on court product all of those things make Oshkosh a perfect trip try as the only strategy. At what point do you guys talk about next year and making trips around the stadium kind of reaching out to a lot of those Al or markets again you have you guys already finished that planning for next year is that after the season once you get into the offseason. Well not finished at all we we have junkets plan for the entire Rossi all around the state of Wisconsin our goal long term. Sit by the owners and Peter Sagan has been to be that the national people Wisconsin. And I think we've shown a lot of evidence that that's our interest Oshkosh. Selection is RD and eighteen being one example. But there are several other you'll see we're we're. Gonna take a major presence throughout the state it was content. And we're gonna be rolling out a lot of those measures the very short term in soon as our post season is over which is hopefully not conscience. Mike appreciated as always thanks for coming on for problem as the nose is exciting time and you're very very busy so we appreciate your time okay. Thanks Trabant absolutely thanks so much they go Mike McCarthy Milwaukee Bucks is chief operating officer joining us for a couple of minutes on the shatter or challenge.