2007-08 SEASON RECAP

FINAL RECORD: 26-56 (5th in Central Division, 13th in Eastern Conference)

Bucks owner Herb Kohl (in blue blazer in bottom left-hand corner) reacts to fans who weren't quite happy with the organization. Source for picture

 
This proved to be yet another very dismal season for the Bucks, who once again finished last in the Central Division with a 26-56 record. Rookie coach Larry Krystkowiak guided the Bucks to a promising 7-4 start in their first 11 games, defeating Cleveland, the Los Angeles Lakers, and the Dallas Mavericks in a row. But Milwaukee slowed down on defense, let up easy buckets, and could not draw up a play in a timeout. There were several occasions where the Bucks would have a chance to win at the end of games and during their timeout Coach K would have Mo Williams or Michael Redd hold the ball for 11 or 12 seconds and fire a three when they only needed a two pointer. But things would even get more bleak as Milwaukee won just eight games from January 28 until the end of the season, going 8-29 in that span. The team had poor chemistry all season and continually turned the ball over, averaging 14.3 turnovers per game.
Through all of the turmoil, owner Herb Kohl decided not to change any part of the roster during the season; the Bucks are notorious for not making any clutch signings and trades while the season is in progress. The team has high hopes for next season, however. Krystkowiak was fired immediately after the completion of the season and GM Larry Harris was relived of his duties in mid-March. The replacement GM is John Hammond, who served his last seven seasons as the Vice President of the Detroit Pistons and the new head coach will be former Buck Scott Skiles, who was fired in December 2007 by the Chicago Bulls for not making any significant improvements with his squad. There is rumor that Kelvin Sampson will sign with Milwaukee as an assistant coach very soon. Sampson was the head coach at the University of Indiana before being let go for NCAA recruiting violations. The Bucks were overlooked as a team this season and they have not been in the radar since the 2000-2001 season when they clinched the Central Division (back when players such as Ray Allen, Sam Cassell, Glenn Robinson, and Tim Thomas sported Bucks jerseys). By obtaining the 8th overall pick in this upcoming draft the Bucks have a variety of options: they could trade the pick in exchange for a veteran player who can lead them to the playoffs or they could pick a player like Kevin Love, DJ Augustin, or Eric Gordon. To see the Milwaukee Bucks' final stats for the 2007-2008 season, please click here.
 
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