The Milwaukee Bucks are a Milwaukee, Wisconsin based professional basketball team. Milwaukee Bucks officially play in the National Basketball Association (NBA). U.S. Senator Herb Kohl is the current franchise owner.
The Milwaukee Bucks were formed in the year 1968 January, when the National Basketball Association awarded a franchise to Milwaukee Professional Sports and Services, Inc. The Milwaukee Pro, a group headed by Wesley Pavalon and Marvin Fishman. In October of the same year, the Bucks played their first National Basketball Association regular season game against the famous Chicago Bulls before a Milwaukee Arena crowd of 8,467. As is typical with expansion teams, it was a struggle for the Bucks' in the first season, 196869. Bucks first victory came in their 6th game as the Bucks beat the Detroit Pistons 134118; Bucks would won only 26 more games in their first year. That year the Milwaukee Bucks' record earned them a coin flip against their expansion brethren, the Phoenix Suns, to see who would be the one to get the first pick in the upcoming draft. It was a foregone finish that the first pick in the draft would be Lew Alcindor, who became Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1971 of UCLA. Luckily The Bucks won the coin flip, but had to win a bidding war with the upstart American Basketball Association to secure him.