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John Lombardo

Staff writer John Lombardo covers basketball and the Arena Football League.

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Bucks get down to details at new arena

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 01 / 22 / 18

Photo: JEFF PHELPS, MILWAUKEE BUCKS It’s a bitterly cold January afternoon in downtown Milwaukee, but the weather isn’t stopping an army of construction workers who are busy turning renderings into...

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