Quick Intro: Milwaukee Bucks History
The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association. The Bucks have played in the NBA since 1968. Their colors are forest green, red and white.
The Milwaukee Bucks have a storied history. Some of their players are known world-wide as some of the best basketball players of their time. They include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robinson, and Moses Malone. In its history the Bucks produced eight Hall of Famers. While most are familiar with players like Kareem, Oscar, and Moses, Nate Archibald, Dave Cowens, Adrian Dantley, Alex English and Bob Lanier also earned Hall of Fame honors. On its rafters hang its seven retired numbers. Oscar Robinson (1), Junior Bridgeman (2), Sidney Moncrief (4), Jon McGlockin (14), Bob Lanier (16), Brian Winters (32) and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (33).
Along with a solid history of producing players the team produced great postseason results. The Bucks won the NBA championship in 1971. They were also in the NBA Finals in 1974 but lost to the Boston Celtics in seven games. In its history they’ve made the playoffs 26 times. They advanced to the conference finals eight times.
The Bucks have had eleven coaches in its history. Larry Costello coached the team from its 1968 inception to 1977 and was the only coach to lead the Bucks to a NBA championship. Of note was Costello’s successor Don Nelson who coached the team from 1976-1987. Nelson won the NBA coach of the year in 1983 and again in 1985.