The Milwaukee Bucks is a professional basketball team in the National Basketball Association. They have won the NBA Championships twice – first in 1971 and again in 2021. They have also made it to three Conference Finals.

Team Profile

The Milwaukee Bucks, also known simply as Milwaukee or the Bucks, were established in 1968. They play in the National Basketball Association in the Eastern Conference and the Central Division.

Their current home arena is Fiserv Forum in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Their team colors are Good Land green, Cream City cream, Great Lakes blue, black, and white. They are affiliated with the Wisconsin Herd in the NBA G League.

As of 2024, the team’s Head Coach is Doc Rivers.


The team was formed in 1968. A group of Milwaukee investors, Marvin Fisherman led by Wesley Pavalon was awarded the franchise by the NBA.

The team was soon put together under the supervision of Larry Costello, Buck’s first head coach. The name Bucks was coined by the fans in a contest for the team name. The Logo is the frontal view of the head and shoulders of a buck. The Buck’s home arena was the Bradley Center. As of 2024, they call Fiserv Forum their home arena.

Country United States United States
City Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Founded 1968
Ground Fiserv Forum
Nickname The Bucks
Coach Doc Rivers

The team is owned by Wes Edens, Jimmy Haslam, Jamie Dinan, and Mike Fascitelli. The team’s General Manager is Jon Horst and the Franchise President is Peter Feigin.

The Bucks entered the NBA with the Phoenix Suns and played their first match in Milwaukee against the Chicago Bulls.

The first season was a struggle for the Bucks, as it is always for newly formed teams. In 1969, the Bucks drafted the legendary Kareem Abdul-Jabbar who went on to become the NBA Rookie of the Year.

In 1970, in a trade with the Cincinnati Royals the Bucks acquired Oscar Robertson and in their third season in the NBA won the NBA Championship title in 1971. They were the second-fastest team to achieve this feat in such a short time.

The Bucks remained a powerful team and once again reached the NBA finals in 1974. They lost the finals to the Boston Celtics following which in 1975 Bucks dealt Abdul-Jabbar.

The transaction created panic and resulted in the change of the team management. In 1976, after the resignation of former head Coach Larry Costello, the Bucks appointed Don Nelson as the new head coach, and the team was sold to Jim Fitzgerald.

In 1985, Fitzgerald wanted to sell the team. Fearing that the team would be moved out of town, Herb Kohl, a businessman, bought the team. The following year the Bucks saw several defeats. In 1993, the Bucks celebrated their 25th Anniversary and altered their uniforms by replacing the red with purple and changing the caricature of the deer on their logo for a more realistic one.

George Karl took over as coach in 1998. Karl coached the Bucks and made them stronger until he retired in 2003. In 2006, under the guidance of new head coach Terry Stotts, the Bucks set 3 NBA records in a victory against the Suns. They set a team record of 18 three-pointers in a game, 14 three-pointers in a half, and a third record of 11 three-pointers in a quarter.,In 2006, the Bucks returned to their original color scheme of Deep red and forest green and updated their logo. The same year Terry Stotts was fired for Larry Krystkowiak only to be appointed as coach in 2008. In 2008, the team hired former Vice President for the Detroit Pistons, John Hammond as their new general manager.

The Bucks lifted the NBA title for the second time in 2021 led by Giannis Antetokounmpo who won the NBA Finals MVP.

Doc Rivers holds the coaching duties for the team in 2024.

Major Achievements

  • 2 NBA Championships
  • 3 Conference Titles
  • 18 Division Titles

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