HOW DID THEY GET THE NAME "BUCKS"?
It all started in 1968. The city of Milwaukee was looking to have an NBA team. Milwaukee investors Wesley D. Pavalon and Marvin L. Fishman were awarded the franchise on January 22, 1968. There was just one problem: the team did not have a name. That all changed on May 22, 1968, when over 14,000 fans contributed what they thought would be an interesting name for their future team. "Records show that R.D. Trebilcox of Whitefish Bay, Wisconsin, was one of the 45 persons who suggested the name 'Bucks'. He saw bucks as being spirited, good jumpers, fast and agile. For his efforts in helping Milwaukee's entry into the professional sports world gain an enduring nickname, Mr. Trebilcox won a new car" (Milwaukee Bucks Media Guide 2007-08).
WHO WAS THEIR FIRST DRAFT PICK?
"In the 1968 Draft, the Bucks selected Charlie Paulk of Northeastern University in the first round (seventh overall)" (Milwaukee Bucks Media Guide).
The Bucks entered the league in 1968 and won a championship quicker than any other franchise in NBA history (1971).
The Bucks won their 1,000th game on December 6, 1988 when they defeated the Detroit Pistons, 109-84 at the Bradley Center.
Jon McGlocklin is the Milwaukee Bucks TV Color Analyst for FSN Wisconsin. He celebrated his 32nd season with the Bucks as a TV analyst. He has been crowned the "Original Buck" because he is the only person who has been involved in the Bucks organization since their inaugural season. A graduate from Indiana University, McGlocklin averaged 19.6 ppg in his first season with Milwaukee (the first season for the franchise).
Jim Paschke is the TV Play-by-Play analyst for FSN Wisconsin. Every game night he teams up with partner Jon McGlocklin and guide the audience through the game. Paschke, "The Voice of the Bucks", celebrated his 22nd season with Milwaukee recently and he works year-round on telecasts and, television projects, and other team news ventures.
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