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The 1989–90 NBA season was the Bucks' 22nd season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Bucks acquired All-Star guard Alvin Robertson and Greg "Cadillac" Anderson from the San Antonio Spurs. Early into the season, the Bucks defeated the Seattle SuperSonics in a quintuple-overtime game on November 9, 155–154 at the Bradley Center.[2] However, they fell under .500 along the way. Despite a season full of injuries, the Bucks won nine out of ten games between December and January, as they finished third in the Central Division with a 44–38 record. Ricky Pierce was named Sixth Man of The Year averaging 23.0 points per game off the bench, despite playing in just 59 games due to injury. However, in the first round of the playoffs, they lost to the Chicago Bulls in four games.

1989–90 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachDel Harris
Owner(s)Herb Kohl
ArenaBradley Center
Results
Record44–38 (.537)
PlaceDivision: 3rd (Central)
Conference: 6th (Eastern)
Playoff finishEast First Round
(Lost to Bulls 1–3)

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
TelevisionWCGV-TV
RadioWTMJ
< 1988–89 1990–91 >

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
2 30 Frank Kornet PF   United States Vanderbilt

RosterEdit

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 34   Anderson, Cadillac 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Houston
SF 35   Brown, Tony 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
PF 54   Coleman, Ben 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Maryland
SG 20   Grayer, Jeff 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Iowa State
C 50   Horford, Tito 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Miami (FL)
PG 24   Humphries, Jay 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Colorado
PF 8   Kornet, Frank 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Vanderbilt
PF 42   Krystkowiak, Larry   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Montana
PF 44   Lohaus, Brad 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Iowa
SG 22   Pierce, Ricky 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Rice
SG 25   Pressey, Paul 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Tulsa
PF 31   Roberts, Fred 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 218 lb (99 kg) BYU
SG 21   Robertson, Alvin 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Arkansas
C 43   Sikma, Jack 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Illinois Wesleyan
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (DP) Unsigned draft pick
  • (FA) Free agent
  • (S) Suspended
  •   Injured

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div
y-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720 35–6 24–17 22–8
x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4 36–5 19–22 20–10
x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15 27–14 17–24 14–16
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17 27–14 15–26 14–16
x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17 28–13 14–27 16–14
Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18 25–16 16–25 15–15
Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41 12–29 6–35 4–26
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 c-Detroit Pistons 59 23 .720
2 y-Philadelphia 76ers 53 29 .646 6
3 x-Chicago Bulls 55 27 .671 4
4 x-Boston Celtics 52 30 .634 7
5 x-New York Knicks 45 37 .549 14
6 x-Milwaukee Bucks 44 38 .537 15
7 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 42 40 .512 17
8 x-Indiana Pacers 42 40 .512 17
9 Atlanta Hawks 41 41 .500 18
10 Washington Bullets 31 51 .378 28
11 Miami Heat 18 64 .220 41
12 Orlando Magic 18 64 .220 41
13 New Jersey Nets 17 65 .207 42
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1989-90 NBA Records
Team ATL BOS CHA CHI CLE DAL DEN DET GSW HOU IND LAC LAL MIA MIL MIN NJN NYK ORL PHI PHO POR SAC SAS SEA UTA WAS
Atlanta 1–3 2–0 0–5 2–3 0–2 1–1 3–2 2–0 2–0 2–3 1–1 0–2 4–0 3–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 5–0 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–2
Boston 3–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 0–2 5–0 2–2 1–1 5–1 4–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3
Charlotte 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 3–2 0–2 2–2 1–4 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 0–5 0–4 0–5 0–2
Chicago 5–0 2–2 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–2 2–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 3–1
Cleveland 3–2 1–3 1–1 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–4 1–1 0–2 3–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 3–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 4–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
Dallas 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–3 1–1 3–1 4–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–3 1–1
Denver 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 2–0 3–2 0–2 2–2 4–1 0–2 2–2 0–4 2–0 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–3 2–2 4–0 1–3 2–2 0–4 1–1
Detroit 2–3 2–2 2–0 4–1 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 4–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–2 2–0 4–0 4–0 5–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0
Golden State 0–2 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–5 2–2 3–2 1–3 2–3 2–2 1–1
Houston 0–2 0–2 4–1 1–1 2–0 1–4 1–4 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 1–3 4–0 2–2 2–2 3–2 1–1
Indiana 3–2 3–1 1–1 3–2 2–3 0–2 2–0 1–4 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 3–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1
L.A. Clippers 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 1–4 0–2 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–5 2–3 0–4 3–2 0–4 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–0 4–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–3 5–0 2–2 4–0 2–2 1–1
Miami 0–4 0–5 1–1 0–4 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 1–1 1–4 1–5 3–1 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 2–3
Milwaukee 2–3 2–2 2–0 1–4 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 2–2 5–0 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 3–1
Minnesota 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–4 0–5 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–3 2–2 1–4 1–3 0–5 1–1
New Jersey 2–2 1–5 1–1 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 0–2 0–2 4–1 0–4 1–1 1–4 1–3 1–4 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–3
New York 3–1 1–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–1 0–4 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 5–1 2–2 1–1 4–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–0
Orlando 0–5 0–4 1–1 2–3 1–4 0–2 0–2 0–5 0–2 0–2 1–4 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–5 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4
Philadelphia 2–2 2–3 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 5–0 3–1 1–1 4–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 5–1
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 3–1 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 0–2 5–0 2–2 1–1 4–0 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 5–0 0–4 3–2 3–1 2–0
Portland 1–1 2–0 4–0 1–1 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–2 3–1 1–1 5–0 3–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–2 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–2 1–1
Sacramento 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 2–3 0–4 1–1 3–2 0–5 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–5 0–4 0–4 2–2 1–3 1–1
San Antonio 1–1 1–1 5–0 1–1 1–1 2–3 3–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 4–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–3 4–0 3–1 3–2 2–0
Seattle 1–1 0–2 4–0 1–1 1–1 2–2 2–2 1–1 3–2 2–2 1–1 2–3 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–3 2–3 2–2 1–3 1–3 2–0
Utah 1–1 1–1 5–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–2 2–3 1–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 2–0 5–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–2 3–1 2–3 3–1 2–0
Washington 2–2 3–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 0–4 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–2 1–3 1–1 3–2 0–5 4–0 1–5 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2

Game logEdit

1989–90 game log
Total: 44–38 (Home: 6–1; Road: 0–1)
1989–90 schedule

PlayoffsEdit

East First RoundEdit

(3) Chicago Bulls vs. (6) Milwaukee Bucks: Bulls win series 3-1

Last Playoff Meeting: 1985 Eastern Conference First Round (Milwaukee won 3-1)

Player statisticsEdit

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field-goal percentage  3P%  3-point field-goal percentage  FT%  Free-throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game

SeasonEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cadillac Anderson 60 28 21.5 .507 .000 .535 6.2 0.4 0.5 0.9 8.8
Randy Breuer 30 8 18.5 .462 .000 .627 4.2 0.4 0.3 1.1 6.8
Tony Brown 61 10 10.4 .427 .250 .679 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 3.6
Ben Coleman 22 0 13.9 5.7
Mike Dunleavy
Jeff Grayer
Gerald Henderson
Tito Horford
Jay Humphries
Frank Kornet
Larry Krystkowiak
Brad Lohaus 52 17 10.0
Ricky Pierce 59 0 23.0
Paul Pressey
Fred Roberts
Alvin Robertson 81 81 14.2
Jerry Sichting
Jack Sikma 71 70 13.9

PlayoffsEdit

Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Cadillac Anderson
Tony Brown
Jeff Grayer
Tito Horford
Jay Humphries
Frank Kornet
Brad Lohaus
Ricky Pierce
Paul Pressey
Fred Roberts
Alvin Robertson
Jack Sikma

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

TradesEdit

May 28, 1989
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To San Antonio Spurs----
October 26, 1989
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Dallas Mavericks----
January 4, 1990
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Minnesota Timberwolves----

Free AgentsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Ben Coleman October 18, 1989 Philadelphia 76ers
Jerry Sichting February 27, 1989 Charlotte Hornets
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Mark Davis Expansion Draft June 15, 1989 Minnesota Timberwolves

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 1989-90 Milwaukee Bucks
  2. ^ "Bucks Defeat SuperSonics In 5 Overtimes". New York Times. November 10, 1989. Retrieved October 10, 2017.

See alsoEdit