Speaking of players who used to be Cincinnati Royals, Jon McGlocklin also started his NBA career as a Royal before ending up in Milwaukee. Fortunately he was never sent away in a bad trade–Jonny Mac would finish his NBA career with the Bucks.
McGlocklin may not have done too much in Milwaukee’s first game, scoring just eight points, but he would go on to be a part of the Bucks first and only title as well as becoming one of the most important figures in franchise history. Since the Milwaukee Bucks have existed, Jonny Mac has been a part of the team.
Jonny Mac got his first and only All-Star nod in this season, as he would end up scoring nearly 20 points per game throughout the year. His scoring might’ve steadily dropped off after 1968-69, but McGlocklin still found at least 20 minutes per game through the 1974-75 NBA season.
Jon McGlocklin is Mr. Milwaukee. He’s been around from the start, and was honored last season for his contributions to the franchise as a color commentator, something he’s done since the late 1970s. McGlocklin also started the MACC Fund, a charity that fights childhood cancer.
There’s no doubt that Milwaukee, both the city and the franchise, is better off for having acquired Jonny Mac.
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