About Milwaukee Bucks
History of the Milwaukee Bucks
The Milwaukee Bucks franchise was founded in 1968 when the NBA awarded the city of Milwaukee an expansion team. Like many of the expansion teams before and after them, the Bucks found the road to be a tough one in their first season. As they finished with only 27 wins, no one outside of Milwaukee was surprised. After selecting Lew Alcindor with the first selection in the NBA draft, the Bucks' second season in the league was one to remember. Behind their new rookie, the team improved by 29 games and finished with the second-best record in the NBA. All of a sudden Milwaukee was the home of a contending basketball team, putting Milwaukee Bucks tickets at a premium.
With a core of great players on the Bucks roster, the team once again shocked everyone around the league when they acquired Oscar Robertson in 1970. His addition gave Milwaukee that added punch, and in only their third season in the NBA, the team finished with 66 wins. Going into the playoffs, people expected big things from the team and they were not disappointed. Steamrolling through each playoff round, the Bucks finished with a record of 12-2 in the postseason, including a sweep of the Baltimore Bullets in the NBA Finals. After just three seasons, the team was able to bring the championship to Milwaukee. In following seasons, the Bucks maintained their new success, winning more than 50 games in ten of the next sixteen seasons, including three more 60-win seasons.
Since their successful run in the 1970's and 80's, the Milwaukee Bucks have struggled to find similar results. The Bucks made another run in the playoffs in 2001 behind forward Glenn Robinson and guard Ray Allen. Milwaukee was able to win 52 games and capture the Central Division crown. They advanced all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals before falling short of the NBA Finals when they lost to the Philadelphia 76ers in seven games. After many losing seasons, the Milwaukee Bucks are back. They possess two of the most promising young stars in the NBA today as the foundation of their team. Giannis Antetokounmpo – aka the “Greek Freak” – is scary good and his potential is seemingly limitless. When he is on, the Bucks are tough to beat.
Most Recent Season
The 2017-18 Milwaukee Bucks season was the Bucks’ last season at the Bradley Center. For the upcoming season the Bucks will be playing on their new home court at the Fiserv Forum. It was also the Bucks’ last season with Jason Kidd as head coach. He was fired on January 22, 2018 and was temporarily replaced by assistant coach Joe Prunty. For the 2018-19 season, former Atlanta Hawks head coach Mike Budenholzer will be the new permanent head coach for Milwaukee. The Bucks finished the regular season 44-38 which placed them third in the Central Division. They subsequently qualified for the playoffs and met the Boston Celtics in the First Round. Unfortunately, the Bucks could not hold on and lost the series in seven games. The Bucks will be back with a vengeance in the 2018-19 season to make a more extensive playoff run and hopefully make it to the NBA Finals for the first time since 1974.
The upcoming season will be the 51st season of the Bucks in the NBA. The team lost Jabari Parker to the Chicago Bulls but added many new players to the roster. Some of these new additions include Brook Lopez from the Los Angeles Lakers, Pat Connaughton from the Portland Trailblazers, and Trevon Duval from Duke. In the 2018 NBA Draft the Bucks selected Donte DiVincenzo as the number 17 pick from Villanova. Giannis Antetokounmpo and Eric Bledsoe will both be returning for the 2018-19 season with the Bucks. With these roster changes, the Bucks are looking to improve their record and make some noise in the postseason. The 2018-19 Milwaukee Bucks season will begin on October 17th at the Spectrum Center against the Charlotte Hornets. Their first home game will be on October 19th against the Indiana Pacers. The first rematch between the Bucks and the Celtics will be on November 1st at TD Garden. Will the Bucks be able to return to the playoffs again this season? There is only one way to find out! TicketNetwork is your access for all Milwaukee Bucks tickets! Check out our vast selection of Milwaukee Bucks tickets and grab yours today!