• Wisconsin Business News

October 15, 2013

Real estate magnate Joe Zilber passed up offer to buy Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks could have been sold to Milwaukee real estate magnate Joe Zilber, but Zilber didnâ;€™t immediately respond to the idea from then-Milwaukee Mayor Henry Maier and then passed on an offer from Herb Kohl to join in buying the NBA team.

Zilber, who died in 2010 at age 92, reveals in the new authorized biography â;€Âoe;How I Built an Empire & Gave It Away,â;€Â; that he regretted declining the Bucks opportunity.

The book, released Oct. 10 by Marquette University Press, is available throughâ;€¦;

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