LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) What an off season for the Milwaukee Bucks.
They land one of the biggest free-agents on the market in Greg Monroe.
Then, this week their new arena deal passes.
It's the kind of off-season momentum that's earned attention throughout the NBA.
Former La Crosse Catbirds and Bobcats coach and current Washington Wizards assistant Don Zierden was in La Crosse this week promoting his upcoming camp.
He thinks the Bucks stock has risen in the Eastern Conference.
"Last year was the first time when we would go play the Bucks that I really sensed some excitement in the arena. And now they're going to add a new arena. They have things going in the right direction. I think it's time for Bucks fans to get excited because I think it's going to be mindful of the days of Ray Allen, Sam Cassell and Big Dog (Glenn Robinson). I think they're going to have that type of success," Zierden told WXOW 19 Sports.
Zierden is bringing his Coach Z Hoops Camp back to the La Crosse Center again this year.
The four-day camp starts next Monday and goes through Thursday.
It starts at nine in the morning until three in the afternoon. Campers ages 5 to 14 get top notch basketball instruction.
For more details on how to register go to www.coachzhoopcamp.net