The 50 Greatest Players in Milwaukee Bucks History

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8. Jon McGlocklin – Johnny Mac

The Stats: Eight seasons played in Milwaukee. 12.6/2.4/3.2/0.5/0.1 on 50.5/00.0/86.0.

The Accolades: All-Star in 1969. Member of the first Bucks team, and a starter on Milwaukee’s 1971 championship team. Has his #14 retired by the Milwaukee Bucks. 12th in points scored and 11th in assists among all Bucks. Led the Bucks in win shares in 1969.

The Breakdown: Jon McGlocklin’s importance to the Milwaukee Bucks transcends statistics. Johnny Mac led the Bucks from the very beginning, and was the first Buck to ever make an All-Star team. He stayed with the team for as long as Larry Costello did until retiring in 1976.

McGlocklin’s longevity weighs down his statistics mightily. In his three-year prime, from his first season on the Bucks through the championship year, McGlocklin averaged 17.7 points, 3.4 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game.

Johnny Mac gracefully accepted a reserve role after that and stayed with the team after 1971, despite being a good enough starter for his team to win a title just a season earlier. Although eventually these young Bucks will push him farther and farther down the stat columns, there’s no chance Milwaukee will ever forget Jon McGlocklin and his contributions to the franchise.

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