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Milwaukee Bucks release TV schedule; former player Vin Baker joins cast


The Milwaukee Bucks have announced their TV broadcast schedule for the 2016-17 season.

FOX Sports Wisconsin, the Bucks regional network, will carry 79 of the team’s 82 games this season. Milwaukee will also have nine nationally televised games:

The Bucks broadcast team will bring back some familiar members, as well as some nationally recognized faces. Gus Johnson and Marques Johnson will come back for their second season to join veteran Bucks broadcasters Jim Paschke (31st year) and Jon McGlocklin (41st year). Gus Johnson, the former CBS sportscaster, announced 20 games for Milwaukee last season. Paschke will be on the UW-Madison campus Wednesday, September 28 as part of the Sconnie Sports Talk fall speaker series.

Sideline reporters will remain the same with Telly Hughes and Sophia Minnaert, joining the rest of the Bucks Live crew Jeff Grayson and Craig Coshun. Bucks Live will air before every Bucks telecast. Former Milwaukee player Vin Baker will also join the program, giving his analysis throughout the season.

“I’m thrilled for this opportunity to come back home to my Bucks family and join the world-class broadcast team that the Bucks and FOX Sports Wisconsin have assembled,” Baker said. “I have so many great memories from spending the first years of my career in Milwaukee, and have been honored to be a part of the staff at NBA Summer League these last two years working with our young group. I look forward to joining the great team at FOX to provide thoughtful analysis based on my unique experiences in the NBA for Bucks fans tuning in throughout the season.”

Baker played four seasons with Milwaukee after being selected eighth overall in the 1993 draft. Baker enjoyed his highest averages in all major categories of his career during his time in Milwaukee putting up 18.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.3 blocks, and just under one steal per contest. Averaging a double double in 1997, Baker earned All-NBA Third Team that season after putting up 21 points and 10 rebounds per game.

The regular season will tip off October 26 when the Bucks host the Charlotte Hornets. A one hour edition of Bucks Live will be televised before the season debut. The only three games not televised this season on FOX Sports Wisconsin will be December 15 (Chicago),  January 6 (New York), and March 15 (at LA Clippers). These games will be available on national TV, programming on either TNT or ESPN.

FOX Sports Wisconsin will also televise one preseason game, which will be October 8 versus the Dallas Mavericks. This game will be played at the Kohl Center in Madison, the second year in a row having hosted a Bucks preseason game.

Full televised schedule:

Date Day Opponent Time
Oct. 8 Saturday Preseason: Dallas 7 p.m.
Oct. 26 Wednesday Charlotte 7 p.m.
Oct. 29 Saturday Brooklyn 7 p.m.
Oct. 30 Sunday at Detroit 5 p.m.
Nov. 1 Tuesday at New Orleans 7 p.m.
Nov. 3 Thursday Indiana 7 p.m.
Nov. 5 Saturday Sacramento 7 p.m.
Nov. 6 Sunday at Dallas 6 p.m.
Nov. 10 Thursday New Orleans 7 p.m.
Nov. 12 Saturday Memphis 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 Wednesday at Atlanta 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 17 Thursday at Miami 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 19 Saturday Golden State 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 21 Monday Orlando 7 p.m.
Nov. 25 Friday Toronto 7 p.m.
Nov. 27 Sunday at Orlando 5 p.m.
Nov. 29 Tuesday Cleveland 7 p.m.
Dec. 1 Thursday at Brooklyn 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 3 Saturday Brooklyn 4 p.m.
Dec. 5 Monday San Antonio 7 p.m.
Dec. 7 Wednesday Portland 7 p.m.
Dec. 9 Friday Atlanta 7 p.m.
Dec. 10 Saturday at Washington 6 p.m.
Dec. 12 Monday at Toronto 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 16 Friday at Chicago 7 p.m.
Dec. 20 Tuesday Cleveland 7 p.m.
Dec. 21 Wednesday at Cleveland 6 p.m.
Dec. 23 Friday Washington 7 p.m.
Dec. 26 Monday at Washington 6 p.m.
Dec. 28 Wednesday at Detroit 6:30 p.m.
Dec. 30 Friday at Minnesota 7 p.m.
Dec. 31 Saturday at Chicago 6 p.m.
Jan. 2 Monday Oklahoma City 6 p.m.
Jan. 4 Wednesday at New York 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 8 Sunday Washington 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 10 Tuesday at San Antonio 7:30 p.m.
Jan. 13 Friday Miami 7 p.m.
Jan. 15 Sunday at Atlanta 2 p.m.
Jan. 16 Monday Philadelphia 2:30 p.m.
Jan. 18 Wednesday at Houston 7 p.m.
Jan. 20 Friday at Orlando 6 p.m.
Jan. 21 Saturday at Miami 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 23 Monday Houston 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 Wednesday Philadelphia 7 p.m.
Jan. 27 Friday at Toronto 6:30 p.m.
Jan. 28 Saturday Boston 7 p.m.
Feb. 1 Wednesday at Utah 8 p.m.
Feb. 3 Friday at Denver 8 p.m.
Feb. 4 Saturday at Phoenix 8 p.m.
Feb. 8 Wednesday Miami 7 p.m.
Feb. 10 Friday LA Lakers 7 p.m.
Feb. 11 Saturday at Indiana 6 p.m.
Feb. 13 Monday Detroit 7 p.m.
Feb. 15 Wednesday at Brooklyn 6:30 p.m.
Feb. 24 Friday Utah 7 p.m.
Feb. 26 Sunday Phoenix 2:30 p.m.
Feb. 27 Monday at Cleveland 6 p.m.
March 1 Wednesday Denver 7 p.m.
March 3 Friday LA Clippers 7 p.m.
March 4 Saturday Toronto 7 p.m.
March 6 Monday at Philadelphia 6 p.m.
March 8 Wednesday New York 7 p.m.
March 10 Friday Indiana 7 p.m.
March 11 Saturday Minnesota 7 p.m.
March 13 Monday at Memphis 7 p.m.
March 17 Friday at LA Lakers 9:30 p.m.
March 18 Saturday at Golden State 9:30 p.m.
March 21 Tuesday at Portland 9 p.m.
March 22 Wednesday at Sacramento 9:30 p.m.
March 24 Friday Atlanta 7 p.m.
March 26 Sunday Chicago 2:30 p.m.
March 28 Tuesday at Charlotte 6 p.m.
March 29 Wednesday at Boston 6:30 p.m.
March 31 Friday Detroit 7 p.m.
April 2 Sunday Dallas 2:30 p.m.
April 4 Tuesday at Oklahoma City 7 p.m.+
April 6 Thursday at Indiana 6 p.m.
April 8 Saturday at Philadelphia 6 p.m.+
April 10 Monday Charlotte 7 p.m.
April 12 Wednesday at Boston 7 p.m.

+ — airs on FOX Sports Wisconsin alternate channel

*photo courtesy of Twitter/Craig Coshun