Moncrief returns to re-dedicate his #4 jersey


Moncrief returns to re-dedicate his #4 jersey
Ceremony to take place during halftime of Jan. 19 game vs. Golden State

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January 14, 2008

MILWAUKEE -- Former Bucks All-Star Sidney Moncrief will return to Milwaukee on Saturday, January 19 for the Bucks-Warriors game to participate in a halftime ceremony to re-dedicate his retired jersey number 4. The ceremony is the second of the 40th Anniversary Season which features retired banner number re-dedication ceremonies as well as special premium events for fans and in-arena activities.

Moncrief played 10 seasons in Milwaukee (1979-89) and led the Bucks to the postseason in each of those years. He was a five-time All-Star and averaged 16.7 points, 5.0 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 1.3 steals while shooting better than 50 percent from the field in 695 career games with Milwaukee. The former Arkansas Razorback maintained those numbers in the playoffs as he put up 16.5 points, 5.1 rebounds and 3.6 assists in 88 postseason games.

Because of the way Moncrief played both ends of the floor, he was named to the All-NBA team five times (1981-82 to 1985-86), including First Team honors with Larry Bird, Julius Erving, Moses Malone and Magic Johnson in 1982-83. His calling card was his defensive game, where he was the league’s Defensive Player of the Year in the first two seasons the award was handed out, to go along with four consecutive berths on the NBA’s All-Defensive First Team (1982-83 to 1985-86) and one second team (1981-82).

Coming out of Arkansas as the fifth selection in the 1979 NBA Draft, Moncrief was the leader of Bucks teams that won 50 games in seven consecutive seasons along with 523 wins and seven division championships in the 80’s. He’s still among Milwaukee’s franchise leaders in points (11,594, 3rd), field goals (4,000, 7th), free throws (3,505, 1st), games (695, 2nd), rebounds (3,447, 6th), assists (2,689, 2nd) minutes (22,054, 2nd) and steals (874, 3rd). Moncrief tops all Bucks with 88 playoff games and is first or second in most playoff categories including points, minutes, field goals, free throws and steals.

Moncrief, 50, is currently the shooting coach with the Golden State Warriors. He began his coaching career in 1999 as the head coach at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock. He also has experience as an assistant coach with the Dallas Mavericks and as the head coach of the NBA D-League’s Fort Worth Flyers.