1974–75 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1974–75 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachLarry Costello
ArenaMECCA Arena
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 4th (Midwest)
Conference: 7th (Western)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats at Basketball-Reference.com
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The 1974–75 NBA season was the Bucks' seventh season in the NBA.[1] For the first time since 1969-70 season, Oscar Robertson was not on the opening day roster. This would be Kareem Abdul Jabbar's last season in Milwaukee before being traded to the Los Angeles Lakers following the season.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 18 Gary Brokaw SG  United States Notre Dame
3 54 Greg McDougald  United States Oral Roberts
4 72 Lionel Billingy F/C  United States Duquesne
5 90 John Johnson SF  United States Denver
6 108 Larry Williams  United States Kansas State
7 126 Bob Hornstein  United States West Virginia
8 144 Ralph Palamar  United States Cameron
9 161 Mike Deane  United States SUNY Potsdam
10 178 Bruce Featherston  United States Texas State

Roster

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
C 33 Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 225 lb (102 kg) UCLA
SG 25 Brokaw, Gary 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Notre Dame
SF 10 Dandridge, Bob 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Norfolk State
G 20 Davis, Mickey 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Duquesne
F 11 Kuberski, Steve 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Bradley
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
PG 15 Price, Jim Injured 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Louisville
F 18 Restani, Kevin 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) San Francisco
G 24 Thompson, George 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Marquette
C 35 Warner, Cornell 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jackson State
C 21 Wesley, Walt 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Kansas
G 12 Williams, Ron 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 188 lb (85 kg) West Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season

With the retirement of Oscar Robertson, the Bucks started the season 1-13 before slowly coming back and after 48 games they were 24-24 and were poised for their 6th straight trip to the postseason, but the Bucks faded down the stretch and finish with a losing record for the first time in the Kareem-Abdul Jabbar era.

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 29–12 18–23 11–15
x-Kansas City–Omaha Kings 44 38 .537 3 29–12 15–26 17–9
x-Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 7 26–15 14–27 10–16
Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 9 25–16 13–28 14–12
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Golden State Warriors 48 34 .585
2 y-Chicago Bulls 47 35 .573 1
3 x-Kansas City–Omaha Kings 44 38 .537 4
4 x-Seattle SuperSonics 43 39 .524 5
5 x-Detroit Pistons 40 42 .488 8
6 Portland Trail Blazers 38 44 .463 10
6 Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 10
8 Phoenix Suns 32 50 .390 16
9 Los Angeles Lakers 30 52 .366 18


z – clinched division title
y – clinched division title
x – clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponents

1974–75 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCO LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 0–4 1–3 0–4 3–4 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 0–4 2–2 4–0 1–3 3–1 3–5
Boston 4–0 5–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 1–3 4–0 2–2 4–0 4–0 4–0 7–2 5–3 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–2
Buffalo 3–1 4–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 1–3 4–0 5–3 6–3 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2
Chicago 4–0 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 4–5 3–1 3–5 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–0 1–3
Cleveland 4–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 1–3 6–1 1–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5
Detroit 2–2 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–6 3–1 3–6 4–0 2–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 2–2 1–3
Golden State 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–2 2–2 5–2 3–1 2–2 3–1 3–1 5–3 5–3 4–3 1–3
Houston 5–2 0–4 2–2 2–2 4–4 2–2 2–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 5–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–5
Kansas City-Omaha 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–4 2–2 6–2 2–2 0–4 3–1 6–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–1 3–1 1–3 1–3
Los Angeles 2–2 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–5 2–2 1–3 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–4 2–5 2–6 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 0–4 3–1 5–3 3–1 6–3 1–3 1–3 3–6 0–4 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4
New Orleans 5–3 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–6 0–4 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–7
New York 4–0 2–7 3–5 1–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 4–5 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3
Philadelphia 2–2 3–5 3–6 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 5–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3
Phoenix 0–4 1–3 1–3 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–5 2–2 1–3 4–4 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 1–6 4–3 1–3
Portland 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 3–5 2–2 1–3 5–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 6–1 2–6 1–3
Seattle 1–3 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 3–4 3–1 3–1 6–2 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–4 6–2 1–3
Washington 5–3 2–2 2–2 3–1 5–3 3–1 3–1 5–2 3–1 3–1 4–0 7–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1 3–1

Game log

1974–75 game log
Total: 38–44 (Home: 1–1; Road: 0–0)
October: 0–2 (Home: 0–2; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1 October 18, 1974 Houston L 101–106 MECCA Arena 0–1
4 October 22, 1974 Washington L 96–111 MECCA Arena 1–3
November: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
December: 1–0 (Home: 1–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
30 December 22, 1974 New Orleans W 96–76 MECCA Arena 12–18
January: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
February: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
March: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
April: 0–0 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
Game Date Team Score High points High rebounds High assists Location
Attendance
Record
1974–75 schedule

Player statistics[2]

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 GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar 65 42.3 51.3 76.3 14.0 4.1 1.0 3.3 30.0
Bob Dandridge 80 37.9 47.3 80.5 6.9 3.0 1.5 0.6 19.9
Lucius Allen 10 34.2 41.5 83.8 3.1 5.3 1.4 0.1 16.7
Jim Price 41 37.3 44.0 85.9 3.8 5.4 2.2 0.5 14.9
George Thompson 73 27.2 44.3 78.5 2.5 3.1 0.9 0.1 10.7
Jon McGlocklin 79 23.5 49.6 87.5 1.5 3.2 0.6 0.1 9.0
Gary Brokaw 73 22.5 45.5 68.5 2.0 3.0 0.4 0.2 8.1
Cornell Warner 79 31.9 45.8 68.4 10.3 1.6 0.6 0.7 7.6
Mickey Davis 75 14.4 47.9 88.6 3.2 1.1 0.4 0.1 5.7
Kevin Restani 76 23.1 44.0 71.4 5.3 1.6 0.5 0.3 5.4
Ron Williams 46 11.4 37.6 82.8 0.9 1.5 0.5 0.0 3.2
Steve Kuberski 59 8.8 39.0 78.6 2.1 0.6 0.2 0.1 2.8
Walt Wesley 41 5.2 44.0 60.9 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 2.1
Terry Driscoll 11 4.7 23.1 50.0 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.6
Bob Rule 1 11.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Dick Cunningham 2 4.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

Awards and records

Transactions

Trades

October 8, 1974
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To New Orleans Jazz----
November 8, 1974
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Los Angeles Lakers----

Free Agents

Player Signed Former team
Bob Rule July 7, 1974 Cleveland Cavaliers
Walt Wesley November 27, 1974 Washington Bullets
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Curtis Perry Expansion Draft May 20, 1974 New Orleans Jazz
Terry Driscoll November 27, 1974 N/A

References

  1. ^ 1974–75 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "1974-75 Milwaukee Bucks Roster and Stats". Basketball-Reference.com. Retrieved 2021-06-05.
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