Michael Redd to Retire as a Milwaukee Buck

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Welcome home, #22.

Michael Redd, who spent 11 seasons with the Bucks and owns the franchise record for most points in a game with 57, will make his Milwaukee homecoming tomorrow as the Bucks take on the Cavaliers at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Redd will address the Milwaukee crowd between the first and second quarters, where he will formally announce his retirement from the NBA.

The press release on Bucks.com lists some of Redd’s achievements as a member of the Milwaukee Bucks.

Redd was drafted by the Bucks with the 43rd overall selection in the 2000 NBA Draft and went on to play 11 seasons in Milwaukee, where he averaged 20.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game. Redd’s name ranks among the all-time Bucks career leaders in the following categories: points (4th – 11,554); scoring average (5th – 20.0 ppg); games (7th, 578); minutes (5th, 19,334); field goals made (7th, 4,063); field goals attempted (4th, 9,045); three-point field goals made (2nd, 1,003); three-point field goals attempted (1st, 2,619); three-point field goal percentage (8th, .383); free throws made (2nd, 2,425); free throws attempted (3rd, 2,887); and free throw percentage (10th, .840).

On Nov. 11, 2006, Redd set the Bucks franchise individual game scoring record with a 57-point output vs. Utah at the Bradley Center, breaking the mark of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (55 points) that stood since Dec. 10, 1971. Redd also holds the NBA record for three-point field goals made in one quarter when he sank eight triples in the fourth quarter vs. Houston on Feb. 20, 2002.

Redd marveled Bucks fans with his offensive ability and his abnormal lefty behind-the-head shooting stroke. Whether it was breaking longstanding records or representing Milwaukee for team USA, Michael Redd always gave Bucks fans something to be excited about.

On and off the basketball court Redd was truly a standout member of the Milwaukee community. Although he couldn’t live up to the tremendous expectations set forth for him (in large part because of his nagging knee injuries), Redd was still a superlative member of the Milwaukee Bucks organization and deserves a tremendous applause from tomorrow night’s crowd. Let’s thank Michael Redd for giving his absolute all to the team we all love so much.

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