|Oscar Robertson was an All-Star|
with the Bucks in 1971 and 1972.
As the Milwaukee Bucks professional basketball team enters its 41st season with the 2008-09 campaign, owner Herb Kohl celebrates his 24th season as President of the ninth winningest franchise in NBA history (sixth winningest among current franchises). Kohl purchased the team on March 1, 1985, from Jim Fitzgerald, ensuring it would remain in Milwaukee.
NBA Championship (1)
NBA Conference Titles (2)
1971, 1974 (Western Conference)
NBA Division Titles (13)
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1980 (Midwest Division)
1981, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 2001 (Central Division)
Take a look into the Bucks' past with season-by-season summaries since the team's inception in 1968.
Coming soon! Every player that's ever played for the Bucks. From Alaa Abdelnaby to Bill Zopf. Check back soon!
|Bob Lanier's #16 jersey was retired|
by the Bucks on 12/4/84.
Every player that's ever donned a Bucks jersey during an NBA game. From Anthony Avent's "00" to Acie Earl's "55". They're all here.
The return of a king | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Abdul-Jabbar revisits Milwaukee, championship memories.
4 on the floor comes home | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Moncrief returns to Milwaukee for jersey rededication.
Wall of pride | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Wayne Embry became an early pillar of the Bucks organization.
Torch-bearer Bridgeman to return to Milwaukee | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Sharpshooter Junior Bridgeman helped Bucks sustain tradition in post-Kareem years.
Milwaukee was heartwarming for Lanier | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Bob Lanier returns to Milwaukee to have his retired jersey banner re-dedicated during the 2007-08 season.
No. 32 takes center stage | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Brian Winters is honored as his retired jersey banner is re-dedicatedduring the 2007-08 season.
No. 1 to make Milwaukee homecoming | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Oscar Robertson makes his return to Milwaukee for the team's 40th anniversary season.
Hoosier hero makes Milwaukee his home | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Jon McGlocklin -- the Original Buck -- has made Milwaukee his home base since coming here back in 1968.
Bucks forward progress began with Dandridge | by Truman Reed, Bucks.com
Truman Reed explains the standard that Bob Dandridge set during his time with the Bucks.
Original Bucks | by Mark Miller, Full Court Press
Jon McGlocklin and Len Chappell, two original Bucks, reminisce about the team's inaugural season.
The ring's the thing | by NBA.com
As part of an NBA.com series on winning championships, Jon McGlocklin discusses the meaning of the championship ring, and how he almost never letsit out of his possession.
A team player | by Mark Miller, Full Court Press
As part of the team's 30th anniversary, Bucks legend Lucius Allen fondly recalled his playing days in Milwaukee and shares his views on the game today.
Oscar's Buck years | by Mark Miller, Full Court Press
The legendary Oscar Robertson only spent four seasons with the Bucks, but he fondly recalls his years in Milwaukee as the most enjoyable of his Hall of Fame career.
Sir Sid: A player for the ages | by Bill Evans, Bucks.com
In 10 seasons with the Bucks, no player was more talented - or more popular - than Sidney Moncrief, Milwaukee's Mr. Everything during a decade of dominance.
|Terry Cummings scored 31 points|
in Milwaukee's first Bradley Center
In the 1968 Draft, the Bucks selected Charlie Paulk of Northeastern University in the first round (seventh overall).
On October 16, 1968, the Bucks hosted the Chicago Bulls, dropping an 89-84 decision in front of a Milwaukee Arena crowd of 8,467. Starting for the Bucks were Guy Rodgers, Jon McGlocklin, Fred Hetzel, Len Chappell and Wayne Embry. McGlocklin scored the first points in team history, draining a jump shot just 13 seconds in to the contest. Rodgers led the Bucks with 16 points.
After dropping their first five games of the inaugural season, the Bucks claimed victory on October 31, 1968, a 134-118 decision over the Detroit Pistons at the Arena. Wayne Embry led the Bucks in scoring with 30 points, and became the first player in Bucks history to score 30-plus in a single game.
First NBA Championship
No expansion team in pro sports history earned a championship quicker than the Bucks, who captured the 1971 NBA title in just their third season of existence. The 1970-71 Bucks posted a 66-16 regular-season mark under Coach Larry Costello. In the postseason, they beat San Francisco (4-1) and the Los Angeles Lakers (4-1) before sweeping Baltimore in four straight for the title.
First Bradley Center Game
In front of a sellout crowd of 18,649 on November 5, 1988, the Bucks dropped a 107-94 decision to the Atlanta Hawks. Terry Cummings led the Bucks with 19 points.
First Bradley Center Win
In their second home game in their new home, on November 9, 1988, the Bucks topped Philadelphia 114-103 behind 31 points from Terry Cummings.