NBA Penalizes Milwaukee Bucks for Violating League Tampering Rules

From the NBA:

THE NBA ANNOUNCED TODAY THAT THE MILWAUKEE BUCKS VIOLATED LEAGUE RULES GOVERNING THE TIMING OF THIS SEASON’S FREE AGENCY DISCUSSIONS AND THAT THE LEAGUE HAS RESCINDED THE BUCKS’ 2022 SECOND ROUND DRAFT PICK.

THE LEAGUE CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION INTO WHETHER THE BUCKS HAD DISCUSSIONS WITH BOGDAN BOGDANOVIĆ AND/OR HIS AGENT REGARDING A FREE AGENT CONTRACT PRIOR TO THE DATE WHEN SUCH DISCUSSIONS WERE PERMITTED.  THE INVESTIGATION CONCLUDED THAT EARLY DISCUSSIONS DID IN FACT OCCUR, CONSTITUTING CONDUCT DETRIMENTAL TO THE NBA. 

THE PENALTY TOOK INTO ACCOUNT THE BUCKS’ COOPERATION WITH THE INVESTIGATION, THE ABSENCE OF EVIDENCE OF ANY IMPERMISSIBLE EARLY AGREEMENT ON THE TERMS OF A CONTRACT BETWEEN THE BUCKS AND BOGDANOVIĆ, AND THE FACT THAT THE TEAM ULTIMATELY DID NOT SIGN BOGDANOVIĆ.

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David Keech
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David Keech is a math teacher in Wisconsin Rapids and public address announcer for Abbotsord High School. He officiates basketball, baseball, and softball in central Wisconsin. He has reported on amateur sports since 2011, known as 'KeechDaVoice.' David can be reached at [email protected]