A report on Milwaukee Bucks

Toni Kukoč playing for the Bucks.
Michael Redd playing for the Bucks.
Brandon Jennings
Giannis Antetokounmpo
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2006–2015.
Milwaukee Bucks wordmark, 2015–present.

American professional basketball team based in Milwaukee.

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Chicago Bulls

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American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

American professional basketball team based in Chicago.

The 1969–70 Chicago Bulls
Gilmore in 1977
Michael Jordan was drafted third overall by the Bulls in 1984. He won six championships and six Finals MVPs for Chicago.
Michael Jordan v Los Angeles Lakers at the 1991 NBA Finals
United Center
Bulls head coach Phil Jackson consulting Michael Jordan in 1997
Luol Deng made his first All-Star appearance with the team in 2012 and his second in 2013.
Joakim Noah was drafted by the Bulls in 2007. He was named an All Star for the first time in 2013 and for the second time in 2014.
Derrick Rose was drafted first overall by the Bulls in 2008. He was the 2010–11 NBA MVP.
Tom Thibodeau coached the Bulls to 62 wins in his first season.
Fred Hoiberg was the 22nd head coach in the franchise's history.
Chicago Bulls wordmark (1966–present)
Benny the Bull in February 2018

Jordan set franchise records during his rookie campaign for scoring (third in the league) and steals (fourth), and led the Bulls back to the playoffs, where they lost in four games to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Los Angeles Lakers

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American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Minneapolis team co-owner Benjamin Berger
Hall of Famer George Mikan (#99) led the Lakers franchise to their first five NBA championships. He is described by the NBA's official website as the "first superstar" in league history.
Elgin Baylor (left) and Jerry West (right) led the team to a total of ten NBA Finals appearances in the 1960s and 1970s. Nicknamed "Mr. Clutch", West's silhouette is featured on the NBA's official logo.
Wilt Chamberlain played for Los Angeles for five seasons during the late 1960s and early 1970s. He was an integral part of their 1971–72 team that is considered one of the best in NBA history.
The Lakers acquired Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1975.
Magic Johnson along with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar led the "Showtime" Lakers to five NBA titles in the 1980s.
Los Angeles drafted James Worthy first overall in 1982. "Big Game James" recorded his only career triple double in the Lakers game seven victory over the Pistons in the 1988 NBA Finals.
Championship banners, Lakers retired jerseys, and honored Minneapolis Lakers banner hanging in the rafters of Crypto.com Arena in 2010
The Lakers at the White House following their 2001 NBA championship
The Lakers with President Barack Obama following their 2010 NBA championship
Frank Vogel, who coached the Lakers for three seasons
LeBron James in 2018
Jerry Buss owned the team from 1979 until his death in 2013.
The Lakers current wordmark, used since the 1999–2000 season. The version shown is used on their Sunday home alternate jerseys.
Former head coach Phil Jackson led the team to five championships.
Lakers retired jerseys hanging inside the Crypto.com Arena in 2013

The next season the Lakers were defeated by the Milwaukee Bucks, led by future Laker Lew Alcindor (now known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar) in the Western Conference Finals.

Dallas Mavericks

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American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

American professional basketball team based in Dallas.

Mavs' founder Don Carter
Mark Aguirre was traded to the Detroit Pistons in 1989.
Shawn Bradley spent nine seasons with Dallas and ranks second all time in blocked shots
Dirk Nowitzki was acquired by the Mavericks from the Milwaukee Bucks in 1998 and would become the face of the franchise in later years.
Mavericks began playing at the American Airlines Center in 2001.
Kidd drives to the basket during a game against the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Jason Terry spent eight years with the Mavericks, playing both of the teams' NBA Finals.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban holding the Larry O'Brien Championship Trophy during the championship parade.
Monta Ellis (right) and Chandler Parsons (left) each spent two seasons with the Mavericks
Luka Dončić in 2021
The Dallas Mavericks' wordmark logo.
Rick Carlisle, head coach from 2008 to 2021.
Dirk Nowitzki has been selected for the NBA All-Star team 14 times.

Sonju and Carter tried purchasing both the Milwaukee Bucks and the Kansas City Kings, but disagreement on relocation stalled the negotiations, leading them to instead aim for an expansion team.

New York Knicks

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American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

American professional basketball team based in the New York City borough of Manhattan.

Lapchick was responsible for leading the Knicks during their early success. However, these ventures never culminated with a win in the NBA Finals.
Patrick Ewing played for the Knicks from 1985 to 2000, leading them to the Finals in 1994 and 1999
The current Madison Square Garden has been the home of the Knicks since 1968.
Isiah Thomas as coach of the Knicks in 2007. He stayed six years on the bench
Larry Brown succeeded Thomas, coaching the Knicks from 2005 to 2006
The Knicks in action at Madison Square Garden in the 2008–09 season.
Mike D'Antoni, head coach of the Knicks from 2008 to 2012
Jeremy Lin was a surprise player that came off the bench during the 2011–12 season.
Mike Woodson, head coach of the Knicks from 2012 to 2014
The Knicks observed their worst-ever regular season record under the stewardship of Phil Jackson, who acted as the president of the franchise from 2013 to 2017.

After defeating the Bullets in the Eastern Division semifinals and the Milwaukee Bucks in the Eastern Division finals, the Knicks faced the Los Angeles Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Boston Celtics

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American professional basketball team based in Boston.

American professional basketball team based in Boston.

Bob Cousy played 13 years for the team, 6 of them ending in NBA titles
12 time All-Star Larry Bird played in the Celtics from 1979 to 1992. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest basketball players of all time.
Drafted by the Celtics in 1998, Paul Pierce went on to star for the Celtics and later won the NBA Finals MVP Award when the team won the NBA championship in 2008
Head coach Doc Rivers led the Celtics to an NBA title in 2008.
Brad Stevens, former head coach of the Celtics.
Wilt Chamberlain of the Philadelphia 76ers being defended by Celtics' center Bill Russell in 1966
Former Celtics captain Paul Pierce being defended by LeBron James
Red Auerbach coached the Boston Celtics to 9 NBA titles, with eight straight between 1959 and 1966.
The Celtics' wordmark, used since the 1969–70 season

The Celtics returned to the playoffs the next year, defeating the Milwaukee Bucks in the NBA Finals in 1974 for their 12th NBA Championship.

Phoenix Suns

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American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

American professional basketball team based in Phoenix, Arizona.

In 1968, Jerry Colangelo became the Suns first general manager, at age 28
Paul Westphal led the Suns to their first-ever NBA Finals in 1976
Kevin Johnson was the Suns' point guard for 11 seasons
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
The Suns drafted Amare Stoudemire in 2002; he would become a six-time All Star
After Nash's return to Phoenix in 2004, they won 33 more games than they did the previous season.
A home game against the Sacramento Kings in the 2006–07 season
Shawn Marion, considered a key component of the "7 seconds or less" offense, was traded in 2008 after being drafted by the team in 1999
Alvin Gentry coached the Suns to a Western Conference Finals appearance in 2010.
Devin Booker in 2016
The Phoenix Suns' current wordmark logo.
Charles Barkley won NBA MVP and led the Suns to the NBA Finals in 1993.
Steve Nash with the Lakers in 2012

The Suns were one of two franchises to join the NBA at the start of the 1968–69 season, alongside the Milwaukee Bucks from Milwaukee.

Golden State Warriors

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American professional basketball team based in San Francisco.

American professional basketball team based in San Francisco.

Joe Fulks was the league's first scoring champion.
Wilt Chamberlain averaged 41.5 points per game and 25.1 rebounds per game during his five and a half seasons with the Warriors.
Nate Thurmond averaged over 20 points per game during five different seasons and over 20 rebounds per game during two seasons while with the Warriors.
Rick Barry (shown in 1976) was named the NBA Finals MVP in 1975.
Draymond Green was an All-NBA Second Team member in 2015–16.

Nelson had been brought to the Warriors from the Milwaukee Bucks by Jim Fitzgerald, who co-owned the team from 1986 to 1995 with Dan Finnane.

Philadelphia 76ers

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American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

American professional basketball team based in the Philadelphia metropolitan area.

The 1958–59 Syracuse Nationals
Hal Greer joined the Nationals in 1958 and spent his entire 15-season career with the franchise; he won a championship with the team in 1967.
Convention Hall, previous home of the Philadelphia Warriors from 1952 to 1962; home of the Sixers from 1963 to 1967.
Wilt Chamberlain joined the Sixers in 1965 and led the team to the NBA title in 1967.
Billy Cunningham played nine seasons with the Sixers, and would later coach them for eight more seasons.
Julius Erving played 11 seasons with the 76ers (1976–1987), and played in four NBA Finals, ultimately winning in 1983.
Moses Malone won MVP honors in 1983, the same year he led the 76ers to their first title in 16 years.
Charles Barkley would spend eight seasons with the Sixers.
Ed Snider purchased the 76ers in 1996.
Iverson won Most Valuable Player honors in 2001 while leading the 76ers to the NBA Finals.
Larry Brown, who coached the 76ers from 1997 to 2003, was named Coach of the Year in 2001.
Andre Iguodala was drafted by the 76ers in 2004
Iverson during his second stint
Doug Collins was hired by the 76ers as head coach in 2010, after previously playing for the team in the 1970s.
Brett Brown as the 76ers' head coach in 2015
Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons were considered to be centerpieces of the Sixers future.
Jerry Colangelo joined the team's front office in 2015
Franklin the Dog with a fan at 2015 NBA All-Star Weekend
Wilt Chamberlain being defended by Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics.
76ers training complex
Former 76ers public address announcer Dave Zinkoff.
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They made a mockery of the Eastern Conference playoffs, first sweeping the New York Knicks and then beating the Milwaukee Bucks in five games.

National Basketball Association

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Professional basketball league in North America.

Professional basketball league in North America.

Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.
Michael Jordan goes to the basket for a slam dunk in 1987.
Kobe Bryant defending LeBron James in a February 2016 game between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Cleveland Cavaliers
Bill Russell defending against Wilt Chamberlain in 1966.

From 1966 to 1968, the league expanded from 9 to 14 teams, introducing the Chicago Bulls, Seattle SuperSonics (now Oklahoma City Thunder), San Diego Rockets (who moved to Houston four years later), Milwaukee Bucks, and Phoenix Suns.

Los Angeles Clippers

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American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

American professional basketball team based in Los Angeles.

Bob McAdoo (11) was the NBA MVP in the 1974–75 season after averaging 34.5 points and 14.1 rebounds per game.
Los Angeles Clippers secondary logo
Ken Norman, the Clippers' scoring leader in 1988–89, was a key part of the team's nucleus during the late 1980s and early 1990s
Doc Rivers became head coach during the 2013 off-season.
The Clippers hosting the San Antonio Spurs in Game 5 of the 2015 NBA playoffs first-round series
The Clippers' updated wordmark logo, unveiled on June 18, 2015.

As a result, Simmons signed a 5-year, $47 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks.