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50 Years Ago: The Milwaukee Bucks First NBA Championship

The Milwaukee Bucks, paced by superstars Lew Alcindor and Oscar Robertson, won the 1971 title in their third year of existence. This talk chronicles Milwaukee’s drive to return professional basketball in 1968 and the famous coin flip in 1969 that propelled the team to early greatness. Discuss other important role players on the ’71 team, some highlights of their championship season, as well the Bucks’ charismatic radio announcer. The presentation reviews the previous professional basketball teams that called Milwaukee home.


Greg Jenks

Greg is a retired school psychologist who has been a life- long sports fan. He fondly remembers listening to Bucks games on the radio during their early years and still treasures the the opportunity to watch the team in person ... read more

Date: Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 10-11:15am CT

Platform: Zoom

Instructor: Greg Jenks

Fee: $10

Enrollment Limit: 300

Program Number: SPRI:322

Registration opens Tue, Jan 12, 2021.