In January 1968, Milwaukee Professional Sports and Services Inc., an investment group led by Wesley D. Pavalon and Marvin L. Fishman, was awarded a franchise by the National Basketball Association. Both Pavalon and Fishman led the organization by accepting the positions of president and executive vice president when the franchise was incorporated on Feb. 5, 1968. Once the franchise was threatened to be relocated in the spring of 1985, it was sold to Herb Kohl. Kohl was emphatic about keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee, which was the driving force behind his purchase. To ensure control of the team, Kohl established himself as president. He remained in that capacity for 29 seasons. On April 16, 2014, Kohl sold the team, and a new era of basketball in Milwaukee was born. By hiring a new head coach, 2015 NBA Coach of the Year Mike Budenholzer, and finding a new home, Fiserv Forum, the Bucks have established themselves as a top contender in the Eastern Conference. Grab your Milwaukee Bucks tickets at StubHub.
Where do the Milwaukee Bucks play?
The Bucks call Fiserv Forum home. It opened Aug. 26, 2018, as a $524 million investment in downtown Milwaukee. With its construction, it became the first entertainment arena to have been built in Wisconsin since 2002. It covers 730,000 square feet with a seating capacity of 17,341 for basketball. For concerts, it can seat 18,000. Being a state-of-the-art event facility, it has 34 suites, three clubs, exceptional acoustics and modern dressing rooms. For the paying patrons, it has 10 escalators, 10 elevators and 34 public restrooms. In addition, Fiserv Forum has a state-of-the-art scoreboard and 800 HD-TVs, and it offers free high-speed Wi-Fi.
What conference do the Milwaukee Bucks play in?
The Bucks play in the Central Division of the Eastern Conference. This division also features rivals like the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons and Indiana Pacers.
Who is the Milwaukee Bucks' head coach?
Mike Budenholzer is the current head coach of the Bucks. He began his coaching resume as an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs from 1996-2013. After establishing himself within the ranks of the Spurs, he sought a larger role. This led him to become coach of the Atlanta Hawks from 2013-2018. With the Hawks, Budenholzer had an immediate impact by guiding them to the playoffs in his first season. In the 2014–15 season, he guided the Hawks to No. 1 seed in the Southeast Division, but they lost in the Eastern Conference Finals. The Hawks made the playoffs the following two seasons while he was at the helm. So, at the conclusion of the 2017-18 season and missing the playoffs altogether, the Hawks and Budenholzer parted ways. He immediately began his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks, and Bucks management knew that they had made the right choice for their team. He had established himself as a winning coach with the DNA of a champion. In his first season with the team, they achieved the best record in the Eastern Conference. However, his team once again lost in the Conference Finals.
Who are some notable players for the Milwaukee Bucks?
Several superstars who have broken many records in the NBA have played for the Milwaukee Bucks. Some of the most famous include Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Oscar Robertson, Sidney Moncrief, Marques Johnson and Terry Cummings.
How much are Milwaukee Bucks tickets?
Bucks tickets can be purchased for a wide range of prices. Costs will vary based on where you are sitting, the opposing team and how well the Bucks are doing each year. You can find seats at many different price points at StubHub.Back to Top