About Milwaukee Bucks
Milwaukee Bucks was founded in 1968 and unusually for an expansion franchise the team won its first and only NBA championship three season later, while appearing in one more NBA final in 1974.
The franchise was fairly successfully in the seventies and first half of the eighties featuring many famous Hall of Fame players. After the initial run of success the team started struggling reaching the playoffs only once since 1987.
The team’s colours are good land green, cream city cream, great lakes blue, black and white and the mascot is Bango the Buck who has entertained the Bucks fans since 1977 and in 2005 was joined by Bangor Junior. The Bucks are members of Central Division in Eastern Conference and the franchise claimed the division title seven times, including six in the row in early eighties.
The team’s head coach is a well-known point guard Jason Kidd, ten times NBA All-Star, five times NBA assist leader, two times Olympic gold medallist and an NBA Champion who retired as a player in 2013. He’s been coaching the Bucks since 2014 after spending a year with the Nets, as their coach.
Milwaukee Bucks invested in Greg Monroe to be their driving force. A well rounded power forward/center spent his first five years in Detroit where he recorded three consecutive seasons with over 1000 points and over 600 rebounds recorded in each one, the only Piston to do it since Grant Hill achieved that feat in 1995. And now the Bucks hope he’ll be surely delivering the points and rebounds to their team’s totals.
Another piece of puzzle in the team is Greek small forward, Giannis Antetokounmpo who was drafted by the franchise in 2013 draft and whose play earned him NBA All-Rookie Second Team nomination. His versatility is going to be appreciated by the team.
Defensively the Bucks can count on services of John Henson who will share some of his role as center/power forward with Monroe. Henson is known for his ability to contest opponents’ shots and he has recorded a streak of 20 straight games with at least one block to his name which turned out to be the third longest streak of 2014-15 season.
There’s also Belgian MVP of 2012, Chris Copeland, a small forward, who joined the Bucks in 2015 after few good seasons in other NBA teams. His experience will be counted on during the long NBA season.