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50 Years Since The Milwaukee Bucks’ Lone Title

April 30, 2021

After this, there will be just two more exact year commemorations. Tonight marks the exact 50 year anniversary of the Milwaukee Bucks’ lone title, which was completed with a (118-106) win at Baltimore, to complete a 4 game sweep of the then Baltimore Bullets.

It was the first of 6 titles for Lew Alcindor (5 as Kareem Abdul Jabbar) and the first and only one for the great player, Oscar Robertson.

Larry Costello, a member of the great 1967 Philadelphia 76ers team, one of two teams other than the Celtics (each coached by Alex Hanumm), to “title” in a 13 season period (’57-’69), was the coach, while Bob Dandridge, later a key on Bullets’ teams that won it all in ’78 and made the final a year later, was also on the team.

I bought the Bucks’ record album and truly enjoyed their broadcaster, Ed Doucette. Later, J.R. Hellman made the wise decision to choose/hire Mr. Doucette, as the Portland Trail Blazers’ broadcaster.

A huge ‘offs disappointment the last two seasons, perhaps the Bucks are “waiting in the weeds,” likely as an East “3” and maybe, just maybe, can at least make a third final in their history. Their last final round appearance was in 1974.

Click below to watch a fine, brief piece on the ’71 title winning, Milwaukee Bucks.

 

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