'Bring it home': Former Milwaukee Bucks forward Frank Kornet wants team to win NBA Finals
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Once a Buck, always a Buck.
A former Bucks player is giving his thoughts on the current lineup and their NBA Finals run.
CBS 58 caught up with Frank Kornet who played for the team more than 30 years ago.
Kornet lives in Nashville now, but CBS 58 saw him and his family as they stopped by the Deer District Wednesday morning, July 7.
He said that the Bucks being in the Finals means "everything for the city of Milwaukee".
"Just to get this far is a major accomplishment. I know every person in Milwaukee wants it and wants it now," said Kornet.
Kornet wants the Bucks to win the NBA Finals.
He said last night's Game One loss against the Phoenix Suns means nothing.
"You're going to have your ups and downs in a series; that's the whole thing. One game does not make a series," he said.
Kornet was a small forward and a power forward for the Bucks from 1989 to 1991.
He says the game has evolved into a different style of play.
"It was more hands-on than it is now," he explained.
To today's team, and starting five, Kornet encourages them to give their all and not take this moment for granted.
He said a series doesn't really start until a team is home -- defending their court.
"Sometimes when you're playing and you get this far, you think 'next year' if you don't get it this time," he said. "But you never know, so leave it all out on the floor, every loose ball, every free throw, focus in on everything you can do and bring it home to the city of Milwaukee."
Kornet played in Milwaukee when the Bradley Center was still around, and he's been back to the city since he left.
CBS 58 asked for his thoughts on the new Fiserv Forum and the Deer District.
He called it "unbelievable."