I haven't been this excited about something so potentially bad since "Miami Vice" went into syndication.
That's because the Bucks, at least for the short term, have finally gotten it right.
Seriously, their ingeniousness is to be applauded.
Not only have they accomplished something remarkably healthy by ridding themselves of Brandon Jennings' immaturity and inaccuracy, they have almost completely turned over the roster with fresh, happy faces in time for one of the NBA's all-time drafts.
With a much-needed change in philosophy, general manager John Hammond has assembled a team of young, willing, hustling souls around Larry Sanders and John Henson that just might finish last in Central Division.
There will be none of the ego-driven nonsense that destroyed the locker room last season and alienated the fan base during the grim march to another one-and-done playoff experience that added nothing to the Bucks' growth.
This time, though, the payoff just might be something the Bucks could never hope to get in free agency. And that would be an all-star to go with Henson, Sanders and new point guard Brandon Knight via one of the most bountiful drafts in a long time.
Despite what could be short-term pain this season, this is the best path toward breaking the Bucks' tedious cycle of mediocrity. I know Herb Kohl was reluctant to go down this road in the fear of what a 50-loss season and empty BMO Harris Bradley Center seats could do to the new-arena drive, but his basketball people apparently persuaded him that this is proper way to proceed.
Smart fans will understand and abide. They know this is the only way a small-market franchise has a chance to seriously compete, with a small core of young, value-contract players and the chance to hit a home run in the draft.
Knowledgeable fans, especially in this town, will appreciate effort and hustle over the entitled attitudes and infighting of last season that characterized another intolerable, wheel-spinning year for a franchise that has not found traction in more than a decade.
Instead of the overpriced, unengaged veteran slackers who have dotted the roster for far too long, the Bucks will finally be young and hungry with a new set of eyes in coach Larry Drew. If Drew gets it right, expect standing ovations for the first set of floor burns from players wearing Bucks green since Darvin Ham was going into the stands after loose balls.
It will be critical for Drew to gain an immediate working relationship with Sanders and convince him to take ownership in terms of being a real leader of a team on which 26-year-old Ersan Ilyasova will be considered the old guy.
Hammond is to be commended for the moves, especially resolving the Jennings mess. Good guys Carlos Delfino, Zaza Pachulia and Luke Ridnour might not win many games, but in this transition period, the Bucks needed their calming presence to repair a locker room than had been all but burned down last season.
Of course, none of this is to say that abject losing should be accepted in a bottom-line business. But the Bucks really had no choice but to tear it down, protect their most important assets, draft for the future with 18-year-old Giannis Antetokounmpo and place themselves in a position for an immediate contributor with the 2014 draft.
After all, there is always that chance that this season could be better than the roster reflects. In any event, the senator is not going to regret the direction.