Milwaukee Bucks, American expert basketball crew situated in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, that plays in the Eastern Conference of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Bucks have won two meeting titles (1971 and 1974) and one NBA title (1971).
The Bucks were established in 1968 and had a last-place divisional completion in their debut season. In spite of winning 11 a larger number of amusements than their kindred development group the Phoenix Suns, the Bucks won a coin hurl to win the main pick in the 1969 NBA draft, which they used to choose university genius Lew Alcindor (known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar from 1971). With Alcindor, Milwaukee improved its success aggregate by 29 recreations in 1969–70 to complete the season with the second best record in the NBA (56–26), behind the New York Knicks, who at that point killed the Bucks in the Eastern Division finals. In the accompanying off-season the Bucks exchanged for future Hall of Fame point protect Oscar Robertson, who helped lead Milwaukee to a group best 66–16 mark in 1970–71. The Bucks at that point effectively vanquished the San Francisco Warriors, Los Angeles Lakers, and Baltimore Bullets in the postseason to win the NBA title in simply their third season, a record for the four noteworthy North American expert group activities.
Milwaukee qualified for the playoffs in every one of the accompanying three seasons, incorporating a compartment in the 1974 NBA finals, where the Bucks lost a seven-game arrangement to the Boston Celtics. Robertson resigned after the 1973–74 season, and Abdul-Jabbar went to the Lakers the next year in a six-player exchange designed by Wayne Embry, who had turned into the principal dark general administrator in pro athletics when he took that situation with the Bucks in 1972. A reconfigured Bucks group with Don Nelson as its head mentor (1976–87) and highlighting forward Marques Johnson, monitor Sidney Moncrief, and gatekeeper forward Junior Bridgeman started in 1979–80 a dash of 12 straight playoff appearances for the establishment. The group progressed to two continuous meeting finals in 1982–83 and 1983–84 yet was beaten by the Philadelphia 76ers and the Celtics, separately. Moncrief and forward Terry Cummings were the Bucks' headliners in 1985–86, when Milwaukee made its third Eastern Conference finals appearance in four years just to again be denied a NBA finals compartment because of the Celtics.
The Bucks propelled no more remote than the second round of the playoffs in the accompanying five seasons, and in the 1991–92 season the group went into a seven-year postseason dry season. A splendid spot for the establishment came in 1994, when the Bucks won the NBA draft lottery and chose forward Glenn Robinson. Robinson and sharpshooting watchman Ray Allen drove the Bucks back to the postseason in 1998–99. Milwaukee was crushed by the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs that season and in the accompanying one. In 2000–01 the Bucks progressed to another Eastern Conference finals appearance, however the group lost to the 76ers in seven amusements.
Elite player watch Michael Redd guided the Bucks to three more playoff compartments in the accompanying 10 years, yet further achievement evaded the group: Milwaukee posted just three all out winning seasons in the principal decade of the new thousand years. In spite of the fact that the Bucks bumbled into a playoff appearance in 2012–13 notwithstanding having a losing record, the group achieved new profundities the accompanying season when it posted the most noticeably terrible record in the NBA and won an establishment low 15 amusements. Under new head mentor Jason Kidd, the group organized a fairly astounding rebound in 2014–15 as a youthful Bucks group outperformed desires by adding 26 wins to its past season aggregate and coming back to the playoffs. Be that as it may, Milwaukee immediately came back to the lower echelons of the NBA the accompanying season. The fast advancement of flexible wing Giannis Antetokounmpo into fame during the 2016–17 season pushed the Bucks back to the playoffs that season. Despite the fact that Milwaukee improved with Antetokounmpo, the group's administration became disappointed with Kidd's training style, and Kidd was terminated during the 2017–18 season, a battle that finished with a Bucks first-round playoff misfortune for the second sequential year.
Milwaukee contracted Mike Budenholzer, a protective disapproved of mentor, during the off-season, and he immediately changed the Bucks into a standout amongst the best-trained groups in the NBA, driving them to the best record in the alliance in 2018–19. During the playoffs the group progressed to the meeting finals without precedent for a long time yet was vexed in that round by the Toronto Raptors.