Bridgeman’s role in Bucks history is indisputable. He was a key figure in kickstarting Milwaukee’s second spell of great success, having come across as a rookie in the deal that saw Kareem Abdul-Jabbar leave for the Lakers.
From there, Bridgeman was an ever-present in Milwaukee’s team, meaning it’s therefore no real surprise that the Indiana native leads the franchise in all-time appearances, having suited up for the Bucks 711 times.
An extremely versatile forward, although Bridgeman didn’t always start, he became a key component of Milwaukee’s gameplan as a sixth man. In spite of being traded to the Clippers in 1984, Bridgeman fittingly returned to finish his career as a Buck a couple of years later.
In 10 outstanding seasons, Bridgeman averaged 13.9 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.5 assists on 47.8 percent shooting.