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.