(WNFL)- The Milwaukee Bucks' new owners received a big welcome last night by fans at a downtown bar. Hundreds showed up at McGillycuddy's to shake hands with Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, the New York hedge fund owners who bought the Bucks from Herb Kohl this month. Lasry took note of his sudden celebrity status in Milwaukee. As he put it, "Everybody has been super-nice. It's not anything we've ever been used to. Pretty much nobody knows who you are, and then you come here and everybody is thanking you for helping the city." Lasry thanked hundreds of Bucks' fans for their generosity -- and the ideas they provided for Milwaukee's Number-two pick in next month's NBA Draft. Some of the fans said they want Lasry and Edens to open their wallets on better players, just like Mark Attanasio did with the Brewers. Earlier in the day, the new Bucks' owners met with team officials and reporters. They said they would entertain 5-to-10 local investors. They toured the Miller-Coors brewery. On a radio show, Lasry challenged President Obama to a one-on-one game of basketball -- and he said he'd invite former President Bill Clinton to the Bucks' home opener.
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