Wednesday, February 17, 2010

"Bogut . . . bought 100 lower-level seats for every home game and gave them to fans who he was certain would raise the decibel level"

The result was Squad 6, a wild cluster of standing, chanting and screaming fans decked out in wigs, sombreros and even a man brandishing a wrestling-style championship belt.

“I thought it would be better just to get an atmosphere created in there,” Bogut said. “It’s only 100 people, but the noise they make sounds like 1,000. It gives us some energy to feed off.”

The Bucks’ staff and Bogut, who wears No. 6, held three rounds of auditions for fans wanting to join the section. The first two were in October before the start of the season and the third was held outdoors in the cold last Sunday.