Quick FactsCollege: Arkansas
Years with the Bucks: 2
Bucks legend Sidney Moncrief returns to Milwaukee’s bench this season as a second-year assistant coach on
Scott Skiles’ staff. Moncrief played 10 seasons for the Bucks (1979-89) where he won the league’s first two
Defensive Player of the Year awards, was a five-time All-Star, a five-time All-NBA and All-Defensive team honoree
and is one of seven former Bucks to have their number retired by the franchise. He is among the franchise
leaders in points (11,594, third), games (695, second), minutes (22,054, second), field goals (4,000, eighth),
free throws (3,505, first), rebounds (3,447, seventh), assists (2,689, second) and steals (874, third).
In addition to his individual success, Moncrief’s teams won seven consecutive division titles starting with his arrival in 1979 and also won 50-plus games in seven consecutive seasons. The Bucks were 522-298 (.637) while he was with the team and advanced to the playoffs in each of his 10 seasons, including three trips to the Eastern Conference Finals.
A native of Little Rock, Ark., Moncrief played collegiately at the University of Arkansas and was selected by the Bucks in the first round (5th overall pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft. Moncrief’s coaching career began as head coach at the University of Arkansas - Little Rock for the 1999-2000 season. He was an assistant coach for the Dallas Mavericks (2000-2003), head coach of the Fort Worth Flyers in the D-League for the 2006-07 season and an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors from 2007-2009.
Moncrief ran his own consulting and motivational traning practice for businesses and corporations and consulted with international basketball teams prior to joining the Bucks bench. He is also the author of two books - “Your Passport to Reinventing You” and “Your Passport to Becoming a Valuable Team Player.