Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks are an American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Bucks contend in the National Basketball Association (NBA) as a part club of the league’s Eastern Conference Central Division. The group was established in 1968 as an expansion group, and play at the Fiserv Forum. Former U.S. Senator Herb Kohl was the long-term proprietor of the group, however on April 16, 2014, a gathering driven by billionaire hedge fund managers Wes Edens and Marc Lasry agreed to buy a dominant part enthusiasm for the group from Kohl, a deal which was affirmed by the proprietors of the NBA and its Board of Governors one month later on May 16. The group is overseen by Jon Horst, the group’s previous executive of ball tasks, who took over for John Hammond in May 2017.

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The Bucks have won one group title (1971), two gathering titles (1971 and 1974), and 14 division titles (1971– 1974, 1976, 1980– 1986, 2001, 2019). They have highlighted such prominent players as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Sidney Moncrief, Oscar Robertson, Bob Dandridge, Bob Lanier, Glenn Robinson, Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Junior Bridgeman, Michael Redd, Terry Cummings, Vin Baker, Jon McGlocklin, Marques Johnson, and Brian Winter.

Establishment history

Group creation

On January 22, 1968, the NBA granted a franchise to Milwaukee Professional Sports and Services, Inc. (Milwaukee Pro), a gathering headed by Wesley Pavalon and Marvin Fishman. A fan challenge was held to name the new group, with more than 40,000 fans taking an interest. While the most-casted a ballot fan section was the Robins, named for Wisconsin’s state flying creature, the challenge judges ran with the second-most well known decision, the Bucks, which was a reference to Wisconsin’s legitimate wild creature, the white-followed deer. One fan, R. D. Trebilcox, was granted another vehicle as far as it matters for him in thinking why the Bucks was a decent moniker, saying that bucks were “vivacious, great jumpers, quick and agile.”

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Bucks

The Bucks denoted an arrival of the NBA to Milwaukee following 13 years; their past group, the Hawks, played for four seasons in the mid 1950s before moving to St. Louis in 1955 (they are currently based in Atlanta). In October, the Bucks played their first NBA ordinary season amusement against the Chicago Bulls before a Milwaukee Arena crowd of 8,467. As is common with development groups, the Bucks’ first season (1968– 69) was a battle.

Their first triumph came in their 6th diversion as the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 134– 118; they won just 26 additional amusements in their first year. The Bucks’ record that year earned them a coin flip against their extension cousins, the Phoenix Suns, to see who might get the primary pick in the up and coming draft. It was viewed as an inevitable end product that the main pick in the draft would be Lew Alcindor of UCLA. The Bucks won the coin flip, however needed to win an offering war with the upstart American Basketball Association (ABA) to verify him.

B-ball Hall of Famers

Milwaukee Bucks Hall of Famers

Players

No. Name Position Tenure Inducted

1 Oscar Robertson 1 G 1970– 1974 1980

36 Dave Cowens C/F 1982– 1983 1991

7 Nate Archibald G 1983– 1984 1991

16 Bob Lanier C 1980– 1984 1992

33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 1969– 1975 1995

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23 Alex English F 1976– 1978 1997

8 Moses Malone C/F 1991– 1993 2001

7 Adrian Dantley F/G 1990– 1991 2008

20 Gary Payton G 2003 2013

5 Guy Rodgers G 1968– 1970 2014

34 Ray Allen G 1996– 2003 2018

4 Sidney Moncrief G 1979– 1990 2019

43 Jack Sikma C 1986– 1991 2019

Mentors

Name Position Tenure Inducted

Wear Nelson Head coach 1976– 1987 2012

Donors

Name Position Tenure Inducted

15 Wayne Embry 2 General manager 1972– 1979 1999

Hubie Brown Assistant coach 1972– 1974 2005

Notes:

1 In aggregate, Robertson was drafted into the Hall of Fame twice – as player and as an individual from the 1960 Olympic group.

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2 Inducted as donor for being the first African American to deal with a group in the NBA. He likewise played for the group in 1968– 1969.

FIBA Hall of Famers

Milwaukee Bucks Hall of Famers

Players

No. Name Position Tenure Inducted

1 Oscar Robertson G 1970– 1974 2009

7 Toni Kukoč F 2002– 2006 2017

Resigned numbers

Milwaukee Bucks resigned numbers

No. Player Position Tenure Date

1 Oscar Robertson G 1970– 1974 October 18, 1974

2 Junior Bridgeman F 1975– 1984

1986– 1987 January 17, 1988

4 Sidney Moncrief G 1979– 1990 January 6, 1990

8 Marques Johnson F 1977– 1984 March 24, 2019

10 Bob Dandridge F 1969– 1977

1981 March 7, 2015

14 Jon McGlocklin G 1968– 1976 December 10, 1976

16 Bob Lanier C 1980– 1984 December 4, 1984

32 Brian Winters G 1975– 1983 October 28, 1983

33 Kareem Abdul-Jabbar C 1969– 1975 April 24, 1993

First in general picks

Milwaukee Bucks first in general picks

Year No. Player Position Tenure

1969 33 Lew Alcindor C 1969– 1975

1977 54 Kent Benson C 1977– 1980

1994 13 Glenn Robinson F 1994– 2002

2005 6 Andrew Bogut C 2005– 2012

 

Personnel

Head coaches

Fundamental article: List of Milwaukee Bucks head mentors

General chief history

GM history

Name Tenure

John Erickson 1968– 1970

Beam Patterson 1970– 1972

Wayne Embry 1972– 1977

Wear Nelson 1977– 1987

Del Harris 1987– 1992

Mike Dunleavy 1992– 1997

Sway Weinhauer 1997– 1999

Ernie Grunfeld 1999– 2003

Larry Harris 2003– 2008

John Hammond 2008– 2017

Jon Horst 2017– present

Establishment records

Fundamental article: Milwaukee Bucks achievements and records

Home arenas

Milwaukee Arena/Mecca Arena (1968– 1988, in addition to one memorial amusement in the 2017– 18 season)

Bradley Center (1988– 2018)

Fiserv Forum (2018– present)