The “Milwaukee Bucks” is a team situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Milwaukee is a member of the Central Division in the Eastern Conference of National Basketball Association (NBA). In the year 1968, the team of Milwaukee Bucks was founded as an expansion team and plays at the BMO Harris Bradly Center.
John Hammond acted as the current general manager of Milwaukee and former U.S senator Herb Kohl was the long-time team owner, just recently, a group of billionaires funded Mark Lasry and Wesley Edens and decided to buy the Milwaukee Bucks from Herb Kohl, the said bidding was then approved by the NBA owners and board of governors a month after the 16th of May. It is reported by Forbes that the team’s value is fixed at $405 million and positioned last in the leagues.
The Milwaukee Bucks have several winnings during the years 1971 to 2001 and the team has featured prominent players such as Sidney Moncrief, Oscar Robertson, Glenn “Big Dog” Robinson, Ray Allen, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Redd, Vin Baker, Terry Cummings, Andrew Bogut, Brandon Jennings, Jon McGlockin and Toni Kukoc.
The team was formally established in the year 1968 when the NBA awarded a franchise to Milwaukee Professional Sports and Services Inc., at the time, Marvin Fishman and Wesley Pavalon were the leaders of the Milwaukee group. In October of the same year, Milwaukee played their first NBA games battling Chicago Bulls.
During the years 1968 to 1969, the bucks basketball career was a struggle, however, the team swiftly recovered in the early years of 1969 to 1975 along with several success on the six year span.
The Milwaukee Bucks experienced ups and downs after 1975, the arrival of Sidney Moncrief was considered as one of the major causes of the team’s downfalls. Several changes, ups and downs and team rebuilding ensued along with their years of hard work as they have been battling with the best NBA teams until recent times.