The Milwaukee Bucks are getting hot at a time when they need to. They also want Milwaukee to be a hot spot for one of the NBA's signature events.
As the Bucks go for their fifth straight win tonight at home against the Indiana Pacers (6:40 p.m. on WTMJ), their top executive is pushing for the All-Star Game to come to the Brew City.
"It is time to up the heat and put a lot of pressure on our friends at the NBA," said Peter Feigin about the effort to host the NBA All-Star Game in the year 2020 or 2021.
"What better way than the league to further endorse/promote one of the smaller-market teams than...an All-Star Game."
Meanwhile, the Bucks are 30-33, a half game behind the Chicago Bulls for the final NBA playoff spot and just 2.5 games behind Indiana for the No. 6 spot.
"We've got a real chance to be in the playoffs," said Feigin.
"There are five or six teams all within a hair of each other for the last three spots, for 6, 7 and 8 in the East."
Listen to more of his discussion about the Bucks with John Mercure and Greg Matzek on Wisconsin's Morning News in your Soundcloud player above.