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The Milwaukee Bucks are a National Basketball Association team in Milwaukee. The franchise was founded in 1968-69 as an expansion team.

Historical Overview

Name League Primary Venue Municipality Start End
Milwaukee Bucks National Basketball Association Fiserv Forum Milwaukee 2018-19
Bradley Center 1988-89 2017-18
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena 1968-69 1987-88

Trophy Case

  • National Basketball Association Championships: 1 (1970-71)
  • Western Conference Championships: 2 (1970-71, 1973-74)
  • Eastern Conference Championships: 0
  • Eastern Division Championships: 0
  • Midwest Division Championships: 6 (1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1979-80)
  • Central Division Championships: 9 (1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 2000-01, 2018-19, 2019-20)
  • Playoff Berths: 32 (1969-70, 1970-71, 1971-72, 1972-73, 1973-74, 1975-76, 1977-78, 1979-80, 1980-81, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1983-84, 1984-85, 1985-86, 1986-87, 1987-88, 1988-89, 1989-90, 1990-91, 1999, 1999-2000, 2000-01, 2002-03, 2003-04, 2005-06, 2009-10, 2012-13, 2014-15, 2016-17, 2017-18, 2018-19, 2019-20)

Seasons and Venues

Season Win Loss GB Finish Postseason Venues
National Basketball Association
1968-69 27 55 30 7th in Eastern Division Did not qualify UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (34 regular season games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (four regular season games)
Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena, Ashwaubenon, Wisconsin (two regular season games)
Royal Farms Arena, Baltimore (one regular season game)
1969-70 56 26 4 2nd in Eastern Division Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by New York Knickerbockers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (38 regular season games + five postseason games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (two regular season games)
St. Louis Arena, St. Louis (one regular season game)
1970-71 66 16 0 1st in Midwest Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated San Francisco Warriors 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Baltimore Bullets 4-0 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (36 regular season games + five postseason games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (five regular season games + three postseason games)
1971-72 63 19 0 1st in Midwest Division
2nd in Western Conference
Defeated Golden State Warriors 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Los Angeles Lakers 4-2 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (36 regular season games + six postseason games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (five regular season games)
1972-73 60 22 0 1st in Midwest Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated by Golden State Warriors 4-2 (best-of-seven) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (38 regular season games + two postseason games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (three regular season games + one postseason game)
1973-74 59 23 0 1st in Midwest Division
1st in Western Conference
Defeated Los Angeles Lakers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Chicago Bulls 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-3 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (38 regular season games + nine postseason games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (three regular season games)
1974-75 38 44 9 4th in Midwest Division
7th in Western Conference
Did not qualify UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (39 regular season games)
Alliant Energy Center, Madison, Wisconsin (two regular season games)
1975-76 38 44 0 1st in Midwest Division
4th in Western Conference
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 2-1 (best-of-three) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1976-77 30 52 20 6th in Midwest Division
11th in Western Conference
Did not qualify UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1977-78 44 38 4 2nd in Midwest Division
6th in Western Conference
Defeated Phoenix Suns 2-0 (best-of-three)
Defeated by Denver Nuggets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + four postseason games)
1978-79 38 44 10 4th in Midwest Division
9th in Western Conference
Did not qualify UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1979-80 49 33 0 1st in Midwest Division
2nd in Western Conference
Defeated by Seattle SuperSonics 4-3 (best-of-seven) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (40 regular season games + three postseason games)
Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Phoenix (one regular season game)
1980-81 60 22 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 (best-of-seven) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
1981-82 55 27 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-2 (best-of-seven) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
1982-83 51 31 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Boston Celtics 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-1 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + four postseason games)
1983-84 50 32 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated New Jersey Nets 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-1 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
1984-85 59 23 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Chicago Bulls 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-0 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + four postseason games)
1985-86 57 25 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated New Jersey Nets 3-0 (best-of-five)
Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-0 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
1986-87 50 32 7 3rd in Central Division
4th in Eastern Conference
Defeated Philadelphia 76ers 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-3 (best-of-seven)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + six postseason games)
1987-88 42 40 12 4th in Central Division
5th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Atlanta Hawks 3-2 (best-of-five) UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1988-89 49 33 14 4th in Central Division
5th in Eastern Conference
Defeated Atlanta Hawks 3-2 (best-of-five)
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + four postseason games)
1989-90 44 38 15 3rd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 3-1 (best-of-five) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1990-91 48 34 13 3rd in Central Division
4th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 3-0 (best-of-five) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
1991-92 31 51 36 7th in Central Division
11th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1992-93 28 54 29 7th in Central Division
12th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1993-94 20 62 37 7th in Central Division
13th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1994-95 34 48 18 6th in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1995-96 25 57 47 7th in Central Division
13th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1996-97 33 49 36 7th in Central Division
11th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1997-98 36 46 26 7th in Central Division
13th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
1999 28 22 5 4th in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Indiana Pacers 3-0 (best-of-five) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (25 regular season games + one postseason game)
1999-2000 42 40 14 5th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Indiana Pacers 3-2 (best-of-five) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2000-01 52 30 0 1st in Central Division
2nd in Eastern Conference
Defeated Orlando Magic 3-1 (best-of-five)
Defeated Charlotte Hornets 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Philadelphia 76ers 4-3 (best-of-seven)
Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + nine postseason games)
2001-02 41 41 9 5th in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2002-03 42 40 8 4th in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by New Jersey Nets 4-2 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2003-04 41 41 20 4th in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 4-1 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2004-05 30 52 24 5th in Central Division
13th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2005-06 40 42 24 5th in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Detroit Pistons 4-1 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2006-07 28 54 25 5th in Central Division
14th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2007-08 26 56 33 5th in Central Division
13th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2008-09 34 48 32 5th in Central Division
12th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2009-10 46 36 17 2nd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Atlanta Hawks 4-3 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2010-11 35 47 27 3rd in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2011-12 31 35 19 3rd in Central Division
9th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (33 regular season games)
2012-13 38 44 11.5 3rd in Central Division
8th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-0 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + two postseason games)
2013-14 15 67 41 5th in Central Division
15th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2014-15 41 41 12 3rd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Chicago Bulls 4-2 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (40 regular season games + three postseason games)
The O₂ Arena, Greenwich, Greater London (one regular season game)
2015-16 33 49 24 5th in Central Division
12th in Eastern Conference
Did not qualify Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games)
2016-17 42 40 11 2nd in Central Division
6th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Toronto Raptors 4-2 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + three postseason games)
2017-18 44 38 15 3rd in Central Division
7th in Eastern Conference
Defeated by Boston Celtics 4-3 (best-of-seven) Bradley Center, Milwaukee (40 regular season games + three postseason games)
UW-Milwaukee Panther Arena, Milwaukee (one regular season game)
2018-19 60 22 0 1st in Central Division
1st in Eastern Conference
Defeated Detroit Pistons 4-0 (best-of-seven)
Defeated Boston Celtics 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Toronto Raptors 4-2 (best-of-seven)
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee (41 regular season games + eight postseason games)
2019-20 56 17 0 1st in Central Division
1st in Eastern Conference
Defeated Orlando Magic 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Defeated by Miami HEAT 4-1 (best-of-seven)
Fiserv Forum, Milwaukee (31 regular season games)
The Field House, County of Osceola, Florida (two regular season games + five postseason games)
AdventHealth Arena, County of Osceola, Florida (one regular season game + one postseason game)
Visa Athletic Center, County of Osceola, Florida (one regular season game)