1968–69 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1968–69 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachLarry Costello
ArenaMilwaukee Arena
Results
Record27–55 (.329)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

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The 1968–69 NBA season was the Bucks' inaugural season in the NBA.[1][2]

Expansion Draft

Player Position Team
Len Chappell Forward Detroit Pistons
Larry Costello Guard Philadelphia 76ers
Johnny Egan Guard Baltimore Bullets
Wayne Embry Center Boston Celtics
Dave Gambee Forward San Diego Rockets
Gary Gray Guard Cincinnati Royals
Fred Hetzel Forward San Francisco Warriors
Johnny Jones Forward Boston Celtics
Bob Love Forward Cincinnati Royals
Jon McGlocklin Guard San Diego Rockets
Jay Miller Guard Atlanta Hawks
Bud Olsen Forward Seattle SuperSonics
George Patterson Center Detroit Pistons
Jim Reid Forward Philadelphia 76ers
Guy Rodgers Guard Cincinnati Royals
Tom Thacker Guard Boston Celtics
Bob Warlick Guard San Francisco Warriors
Bob Weiss Guard Seattle SuperSonics

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 7 Charlie Paulk Forward  United States Northeastern State
2 22 Gene Moore  United States Saint Louis
3 35 Sam Williams  United States Iowa
4 50 Greg Smith  United States Western Kentucky
5 63 Joe Franklin  United States Wisconsin
6 78 Fred Smith  United States Hawaii
7 91 Tom Kondla  United States Minnesota
8 106 Elbert Miller  United States Nevada-Las Vegas
9 119 Cliff Berger  United States Kentucky
10 134 Eugene Jones  United States Missouri
11 146 Brad Luchini  United States Marquette
12 159 Dave Miller  United States Florida

Roster

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 50 Chappell, Len 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Wake Forest
C 19 Cunningham, Dick 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Murray State
C 15 Embry, Wayne 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Miami (OH)
PF 44 Hetzel, Fred 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Davidson
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
C 27 Niemann, Rich 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Saint Louis
PG 21 Robinson, Flynn 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Wyoming
PG 5 Rodgers, Guy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Temple
F 16 Smith, Don 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Iowa State
PF 4 Smith, Greg 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Western Kentucky
G 3 Williams, Sam 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Iowa
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  • Injured Injured

Regular season

Season standings

Eastern Division W L PCT GB Home Road Neutral Div
x-Baltimore Bullets 57 25 .695 29–9 24–15 4–1 26–14
x-Philadelphia 76ers 55 27 .671 2 26–8 24–16 5–3 23–17
x-New York Knicks 54 28 .659 3 30–7 19–20 5–1 26–14
x-Boston Celtics 48 34 .585 9 24–12 21–19 3–3 23–17
Cincinnati Royals 41 41 .500 16 15-13 16–21 10–7 20–20
Detroit Pistons 32 50 .390 25 21–17 7–30 4–3 13–27
Milwaukee Bucks 27 55 .329 30 15–19 8–27 4–9 7–29
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1968-69 NBA Records
Team ATL BAL BOS CHI CIN DET LAL MIL NYK PHI PHO SDR SFW SEA
Atlanta 2–4 3–3 6–1 4–2 6–0 3–4 4–2 2–4 1–5 6–0 3–4 4–3 4–2
Baltimore 4–2 5–2 6–0 4–3 7–0 3–3 5–1 3–4 2–4 6–0 5–1 3–3 4–2
Boston 3–3 2–5 4–2 5–2 5–1 2–4 5–1 1–6 5–2 6–0 4–2 3–3 3–3
Chicago 1–6 0–6 2–4 1–5 3–3 3–4 5–1 2–4 1–5 4–2 3–3 4–3 4–3
Cincinnati 2–4 3–4 2–5 5–1 3–4 2–4 5–1 4–2 3–4 4–2 2–4 3–3 3–3
Detroit 0–6 0–7 1–5 3–3 4–3 3–3 2–4 3–4 3–4 4–2 3–3 2–4 4–2
Los Angeles 4–3 3–3 4–2 4–3 4–2 3–3 5–1 5–1 1–5 6–0 7–0 4–3 5–1
Milwaukee 2–4 1–5 1–5 1–5 1–5 4–2 1–5 0–6 0–6 6–2 4–2 3–3 3–5
New York 4–2 4–3 6–1 4–2 2–4 4–3 1–5 6–0 4–3 5–1 3–3 5–1 6–0
Philadelphia 5–1 4–2 2–5 5–1 4–3 4–3 5–1 6–0 3–4 5–1 4–2 2–4 6–0
Phoenix 0–6 0–6 0–6 2–4 2–4 2–4 0–6 2–6 1–5 1–5 1–7 2–4 3–3
San Diego 4–3 1–5 2–4 3–3 4–2 3–3 0–7 2–4 3–3 2–4 7–1 3–3 3–3
San Francisco 3–4 3–3 3–3 3–4 3–3 4–2 3–4 3–3 1–5 4–2 4–2 3–3 4–3
Seattle 2–4 2–4 3–3 3–4 3–3 2–4 1–5 5–3 0–6 0–6 3–3 3–3 3–4

Game log

1968–69 game log
Total: 27–55 (Home: 15–19; Road: 9–27)
1968–69 schedule

Player statistics

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game
Player GP MPG FG% FT% RPG APG PPG
Zaid Abdul-Aziz 29 28.9 .363 .642 13.0 1.1 11.0
Len Chappell 80 27.6 .454 .737 8.0 1.2 14.6
Dick Cunningham 77 16.1 .425 .651 5.7 0.8 4.6
Wayne Embry 78 30.2 .427 .664 8.6 1.9 13.1
Dave Gambee 34 18.4 .464 .827 5.3 0.9 12.1
Fred Hetzel 53 30.0 .416 .837 8.9 1.6 15.9
Bob Love 14 16.2 .368 .763 4.6 0.2 7.9
Jon McGlocklin 80 36.1 .487 .842 4.3 3.9 19.6
Jay Miller 3 9.0 .200 .714 0.7 0.0 3.0
Rich Niemann 18 8.3 .407 .733 3.3 0.4 3.3
Charlie Paulk 17 12.8 .226 .565 4.6 0.2 3.0
Flynn Robinson 65 31.8 .436 .841 3.6 4.9 20.3
Guy Rodgers 81 26.6 .377 .793 2.8 6.9 10.3
Greg Smith 79 27.9 .450 .587 10.2 1.7 8.1
Bob Warlick 3 7.3 .125 .800 0.3 0.3 2.0
Bob Weiss 15 16.1 .316 .794 1.8 1. 8 6.6
Sam Williams 55 11.4 .342 .537 2.0 1.1 4.1

Transactions

Trades

November 23, 1968
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Chicago Bulls----
January 1, 1969
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Detroit Pistons----
January 31, 1969
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Cincinnati Royals----

Free Agents

References

  1. ^ 1968–69 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "New N. B. A. Milwaukee Team Is Looking Good, Commercially". The New York Times. October 24, 1968.
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