About

Mascot "Bango" has been entertaining Bucks fans since 1977 with his high-flying acrobatic dunks, daring stunts and funny antics. When Bango is not flipping around Fiserv Forum he's busy making over 250 appearances in the Milwaukee community every year.

Bango is a former NBA mascot of the year and has the honor of being voted as the first "Most Awesome Mascot" by the Cartoon Network. He was also featured in the original documentary series on Hulu called Behind the Mask".

Bango was a phrase coined by Eddie Doucette, the original "Voice of the Bucks," whenever a player connected on a long-range basket. When the club held a contest to name their new mascot, a few thousand entries were received, and the most popular by far was "Bango."

With the name in place, on October 18, 1977, Bango was born. That date signified the home opener of the 1977-78 season for the Bucks. The game pitted Milwaukee against the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-led Los Angeles Lakers in the Milwaukee Arena.

Bango's Timeline

1977

Bango was born on October 18th, 1977

1984

Bango got his first car

1990

Bango in the 90s

2001

Bango enjoys the Bucks run to the Eastern Conference Finals

2002

Bango gets married

2005

Bango Jr. makes his debut performance

2007

Air Bango and Air Bango JR. enjoy their first performance

2010

Bango performs his infamous ladder dunk

2010

Bango is named NBA Mascot of the Year

2010

Bango completes back flip roller blade dunk

2011

Bango named "Most Awesome Mascot" by the Cartoon Network

2011

Bango Appears in ESPN Commercial with Brandon Jennings

2012

Bango completes the human hamster ball dunk

2013

Bango is featured on documentary series "Behind the Mask" on HULU

2017

Bango sinks behind the back half court shot in New Orleans at NBA All Star

2017

Bango Celebrates Milwaukee Bucks 50th season at MECCA

2018

Bango appears in ESPN Commercial with Giannis Antetokounmpo

2018

Bango moves into his new Home: Fiserv Forum

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