Milwaukee Bucks: 30 Most Significant Moments In Franchise History

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Feb 7, 2015; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks former player Sidney Moncrief waves to the crowd during half time of a game at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

14. Drafting Sidney Moncrief

The 1979 NBA Draft is probably best associated at being the class from which Magic Johnson emerged into the league, but it had similar significance for the Milwaukee Bucks. Although better players may have passed through Milwaukee, none exemplified the organization more than Sidney Moncrief.

Having been taken with the fifth overall pick from a class which was scarce on overall talent, Moncrief went on to play for ten years in Milwaukee. As part of an incredibly talented group of players, Moncrief led the Bucks to successful seasons throughout the decade.

He matched up Michael Jordan tough upon his arrival in the league, and if it wasn’t for Magic and Larry Bird, Moncrief’s Bucks could have been the big winner of the ’80s. Five All-Stars, two Defensive Player of the Year awards and an All-NBA First Team appearance summed up his quality. The Bucks were lucky he was theirs.

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