Behind The Name - Bucks

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This team's nickname was selected from more than 14,000 contest entries, and the winner was R.D. Treblicox of Whitefish Bay, Wis. His choice of Bucks for the club that entered the NBA in 1968 won him a new car.

Contest judges chose a name that reflected the fish and game area "because it is indigenous to Wisconsin," said then-General Manager John Erickson.

"The predominance of bucks led us to the name."