VOTERS BARK ALONG WITH SEN. KOHL ON BIG DOG'S DEMANDS
Bucks Owner Herb Kohl, currently running for re-election to
the Senate, is "far from hurting" politically for the team's
failure to sign Glenn Robinson. In fact, he is receiving praise
on the campaign trail for holding the line on Robinson's contract
demand. Kohl: "Everywhere I go, people talk about it. $100
million! That number just blows everyone's mind." Robinson is
reportedly seeking a 13-year $100M contract, while the Bucks'
offer is closer to $60M. But Kohl, who leads in the polls,
"denies there is any politics involved in his handling of the
talks": "If they thought I was monkeying around with Robinson to
influence the election, the people at the Bucks would kill me."
But the MILWAUKEE JOURNAL's Craig Gilbert notes, "At the same
time, it certainly isn't hurting (MILWAUKEE JOURNAL, 10/18).