1975–76 Milwaukee Bucks season

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1975–76 Milwaukee Bucks season
Division champions
Head coachLarry Costello
ArenaMECCA Arena
Results
Record38–44 (.463)
PlaceDivision: 1st (Midwest)
Conference: 4th (Western)
Playoff finishWest First Round
(Lost to Pistons 1–2)

< 1974–75 1976–77 >

The 1975–76 NBA season was the Bucks' eighth season in the NBA.[1]

It was the team's first season since its inaugural year without Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, who was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers during the offseason. The Bucks would have a 38–44 record, the worst record in NBA history for a team to win its division.

Draft picks

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 22 Clyde Mayes PF  United States Furman
2 24 Cornelius Cash F  United States Bowling Green State
3 43 Brian Hammel  United States Bentley
4 60 Bill Campion C  United States Manhattan
6 96 Oliver Purnell  United States Old Dominion
7 115 Wilbur Thomas  United States American
8 132 Bob McCurdy SG  United States Richmond
9 150 Eric Hays  United States Montana
10 165 Romy Thomas  United States Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Roster

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
G 2 Bridgeman, Junior 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Louisville
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
C 31 Fox, Jim 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) South Carolina
F 34 Mayes, Clyde 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Furman
SG 14 McGlocklin, Jon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Indiana
F 21 Meyers, Dave 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) UCLA
PG 15 Price, Jim 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
C 3 Smith, Elmore 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Kentucky State
G 32 Winters, Brian 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) South Carolina
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Regular season

Season standings

Midwest Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 22–19 16–25 13–8
x-Detroit Pistons 36 46 .439 2 24–17 12–29 12–9
Kansas City Kings 31 51 .378 7 25–16 6–35 10–11
Chicago Bulls 24 58 .293 14 15–26 9–32 7–14
# Western Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Golden State Warriors 59 23 .720
2 x-Seattle SuperSonics 43 39 .524 16
3 x-Phoenix Suns 42 40 .512 17
4 y-Milwaukee Bucks 38 44 .463 21
5 x-Detroit Pistons 36 46 .439 23
6 Los Angeles Lakers 40 42 .488 19
7 Portland Trail Blazers 37 45 .451 22
8 Kansas City Kings 31 51 .378 28
9 Chicago Bulls 24 58 .293 35


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

Record vs. opponents

1975–76 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS BUF CHI CLE DET GSW HOU KCK LAL MIL NOJ NYK PHI PHO POR SEA WAS
Atlanta 2–3 2–3 2–2 2–5 1–3 2–2 2–5 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 2–3 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–5
Boston 3–2 4–3 2–2 3–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 4–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 4–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–2
Buffalo 3–2 3–4 3–1 3–2 1–3 1–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1 4–1 4–3 3–4 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–3
Chicago 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–4 1–4 1–3 1–6 3–2 3–4 2–2 0–4 0–4 2–3 1–4 2–3 0–4
Cleveland 5–2 2–3 2–3 4–0 2–2 1–3 2–4 1–3 2–2 4–0 4–3 3–2 3–2 3–1 4–0 3–1 4–2
Detroit 3–1 0–4 3–1 4–3 2–2 0–5 2–2 5–2 1–4 3–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 1–4 2–3 3–2 2–2
Golden State 2–2 2–2 3–1 4–1 3–1 5–0 2–2 4–1 5–2 5–0 2–2 4–0 3–1 4–2 4–2 4–3 3–1
Houston 5–2 1–4 2–3 3–1 4–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–3 2–2 2–4 3–2 3–2 0–4 3–1 2–2 3–4
Kansas City 2–2 2–2 0–4 6–1 3–1 2–5 1–4 2–2 2–3 2–5 1–3 1–3 1–3 3–2 0–5 2–3 1–3
Los Angeles 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–3 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 3–2 2–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–4 3–4 3–3 1–3
Milwaukee 2–2 2–2 1–3 4–3 0–4 4–3 0–5 2–2 5–2 3–2 2–2 2–2 2–2 3–2 2–3 2–3 2–2
New Orleans 4–2 1–4 1–4 2–2 3–4 3–1 2–2 4–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–3 1–4 1–3 3–1 1–3 4–3
New York 2–3 2–5 3–4 4–0 2–3 1–3 0–4 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–2 3–2 5–2 2–2 3–1 0–4 3–2
Philadelphia 3–2 3–4 4–3 4–0 2–3 3–1 1–3 2–3 3–1 2–2 2–2 4–1 2–5 3–1 4–0 2–2 2–3
Phoenix 4–0 0–4 1–3 3–2 1–3 4–1 2–4 4–0 2–3 4–2 2–3 3–1 2–2 1–3 5–2 4–3 0–4
Portland 2–2 2–2 2–2 4–1 0–4 3–2 2–4 1–3 5–0 4–3 3–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 2–5 3–3 2–2
Seattle 3–1 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–3 3–4 2–2 3–2 3–3 3–2 3–1 4–0 2–2 3–4 3–3 1–3
Washington 5–1 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–4 2–2 1–3 4–3 3–1 3–1 2–2 3–4 2–3 3–2 4–0 2–2 3–1

Game log

1975–76 game log
Total: 38–44 (Home: 0–0; Road: 0–0)
1975–76 schedule

Playoffs

West First Round

(4) Milwaukee Bucks vs. (5) Detroit Pistons: Pistons win series 2-1

  • Game 1 @ Milwaukee: Milwaukee 110, Detroit 107
  • Game 2 @ Detroit: Detroit 126, Milwaukee 123
  • Game 3 @ Milwaukee: Detroit 107, Milwaukee 104

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

Season

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Junior Bridgeman 81 8.4
Gary Brokaw 75 8.6
Bob Dandridge 73 21.5
Mickey Davis 45 3.6
Jim Fox 70 3.9
Clyde Mayes 65 4.4
Jon McGlocklin 33 4.1
Dave Meyers 72 7.4
Jim Price 80 11.4
Kevin Restani 82 6.0
Elmore Smith 78 15.6
Brian Winters 78 18.2

Playoffs

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Junior Bridgeman 3 8.3
Gary Brokaw 3 21.0
Bob Dandridge 3 22.0
Jim Fox 3 3.3
Clyde Mayes 3 1.7
Jon McGlocklin 2 3.0
Dave Meyers 3 8.0
Jim Price 1 10.0
Kevin Restani 3 0.7
Elmore Smith 3 14.7
Brian Winters 3 27.3

Transactions

Trades

June 16, 1975
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Los Angeles Lakers----
October 22, 1975
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Seattle SuperSonics----

References

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