1995–96 Milwaukee Bucks season

The 1995–96 NBA season was the Bucks' 28th season in the National Basketball Association.[1] During the offseason, the Bucks re-signed free agent and former All-Star Terry Cummings. Early into the season, they traded Todd Day and Alton Lister to the Boston Celtics for Sherman Douglas, and dealt Eric Murdock to the expansion Vancouver Grizzlies for Benoit Benjamin. The Bucks, led by developing superstars Vin Baker and Glenn Robinson were considered a team with playoff potential. However, their struggles continued as they posted a 15-game losing streak in March. The Bucks missed the playoffs for the fifth straight season, finishing seventh in the Central Division with a disappointing 25–57 record. Baker was selected for the 1996 NBA All-Star Game.

1995–96 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coachMike Dunleavy
General managerMike Dunleavy
OwnersHerb Kohl
ArenaBradley Center
Results
Record25–57 (.305)
PlaceDivision: 7th (Central)
Conference: 13th (Eastern)
Playoff finishDid not qualify

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
< 1994–95 1996–97 >

Following the season, head coach Mike Dunleavy was fired, but, he was returning to coach to the Portland Trail Blazers replacing P.J. Carlesimo who was also fired after failing to reached the second round for three straight seasons and Carlesimo went to the Golden State Warriors. However, he was involved a choking incident with Latrell Sprewell during practice and Sprewell was suspended for 68 games and he was traded to the New York Knicks and helped the Knicks led to the 1999 NBA Finals the first (and only) eighth seed to ever make the NBA Finals. While, Dunleavy will be named NBA Coach of the Year Award in 1999 helped by Jim Jackson, Greg Anthony, Stacey Augmon, Isaiah Rider, Walt Williams, Kelvin Cato, Brian Grant, Bonzi Wells, Detlef Schrempf, Damon Stoudamire, Rasheed Wallace, Arvydas Sabonis, Steve Smith, Scottie Pippen, and Jermaine O'Neal, and reached the Western Conference finals for two straight seasons before he was fired again after the 2001 season and he was replaced by Maurice Cheeks. Lee Mayberry signed as a free agent with the Vancouver Grizzlies, Marty Conlon signed with the Boston Celtics, and Cummings and Benjamin were both released.

For the season, the Bucks added green alternate road uniforms which lasted until 1999.

Draft picksEdit

Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 11 Gary Trent PF   United States Ohio
2 38 Rashard Griffith C   United States Wisconsin
2 43 Eric Snow PG   United States Michigan State

RosterEdit

Roster listing
Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY-MM-DD) From
PF 42   Baker, Vin 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 232 lb (105 kg) Hartford
C 7   Benjamin, Benoit 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Creighton
PF 30   Conlon, Marty 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 224 lb (102 kg) Providence
PF 34   Cummings, Terry 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) DePaul
PG 20   Douglas, Sherman 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Syracuse
C 00   Duckworth, Kevin   7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 275 lb (125 kg) Eastern Illinois
SG 31   Keys, Randolph 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Southern Miss
PG 11   Mayberry, Lee 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) Arkansas
SG 22   Newman, Johnny 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Richmond
C 54   Peplowski, Mike 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 270 lb (122 kg) Michigan State
SG 3   Respert, Shawn 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Michigan State
SF 13   Robinson, Glenn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Purdue
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Regular seasonEdit

Season standingsEdit

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Chicago Bulls 72 10 .878 0.0 39–2 33–8 24–4 82
x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 32–9 20–21 19–9 82
x-Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 33–8 18–23 15–9 82
x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 26–15 20–21 15–13 82
x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 30–11 16–25 15–13 82
Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 25–16 16–25 13–15 82
Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 14–27 11–30 8–20 82
Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 15–26 6–35 5–23 82


Eastern Conference
# Team W L PCT GB GP
1 z-Chicago Bulls * 72 10 .878 82
2 y-Orlando Magic * 60 22 .732 12.0 82
3 x-Indiana Pacers 52 30 .634 20.0 82
4 x-Cleveland Cavaliers 51 31 .622 21.0 82
5 x-New York Knicks 47 35 .573 25.0 82
6 x-Atlanta Hawks 46 36 .561 26.0 82
7 x-Detroit Pistons 46 36 .561 26.0 82
8 x-Miami Heat 42 40 .512 30.0 82
9 Charlotte Hornets 41 41 .500 31.0 82
10 Washington Bullets 39 43 .476 33.0 82
11 Boston Celtics 33 49 .402 39.0 82
12 New Jersey Nets 30 52 .366 42.0 82
13 Milwaukee Bucks 25 57 .305 47.0 82
14 Toronto Raptors 21 61 .256 51.0 82
15 Philadelphia 76ers 18 64 .220 54.0 82
z - clinched division title
y - clinched division title
x - clinched playoff spot

Record vs. opponentsEdit

1995-96 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 TOR UTA VAN WAS
Atlanta 4–0 3–1 0–4 3–1 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 1–1 1–3 2–0 0–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 4–0 2–1 2–2 2–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–3
Boston 0–4 2–2 0–3 1–3 0–2 1–1 2–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 2–0 2–2 0–4 1–3 4–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Charlotte 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 1–3 0–2 0–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 0–3 3–0 0–4 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 2–0 3–1
Chicago 4–0 3–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 3–0 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 4–0
Cleveland 1–3 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0 1–2 3–1 1–2 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 3–1 0–2 2–0 3–1
Dallas 1–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–3 0–2 2–2 0–4 0–2 1–1 0–4 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 2–2 2–2 2–2 1–1 1–3 4–0 0–2
Denver 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–2 1–3 2–2 0–2 1–1 4–0 0–2 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 0–4 0–4 0–4 1–3 2–0 3–1 3–1 1–1
Detroit 2–2 1–2 3–1 0–4 2–2 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–2 2–0 0–2 1–3 2–2 1–1 4–0 0–4 1–3 4–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 4–0 0–2 2–0 1–2
Golden State 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–2 2–2 0–2 2–2 1–1 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 4–0 1–1
Houston 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 2–2 2–0 4–0 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–0 0–2 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Indiana 3–1 4–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 2–0 2–2 1–1 0–2 2–0 1–1 3–0 3–1 1–1 1–3 1–3 2–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–0 4–0 0–2 2–0 3–0
L.A. Clippers 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 3–1 0–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–4 1–1 1–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 1–3 3–1 1–1
L.A. Lakers 2–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 3–1 1–3 2–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 1–1
Miami 2–2 1–3 2–2 1–3 3–1 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 2–0 0–3 1–1 0–2 3–0 1–1 5–0 1–3 1–3 3–1 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 2–1 0–2 1–1 2–2
Milwaukee 2–2 1–3 1–3 0–4 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 1–1 0–2 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–3 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–3 2–1 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–2 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–3
Minnesota 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 4–0 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–3 0–4 3–1 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–3 2–2 0–2
New Jersey 0–4 2–2 3–0 0–3 2–1 1–1 2–0 0–4 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 0–2 0–5 3–1 1–1 2–2 0–4 2–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 2–2 0–2 2–0 2–2
New York 1–2 4–0 0–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–1 4–0 2–0 2–0 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 3–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 1–1 4–0 1–1 1–1 3–1
Orlando 2–2 3–1 4–0 1–3 2–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 2–0 2–2 2–0 1–1 3–1 3–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 2–1 1–1 2–0 4–0
Philadelphia 1–2 0–4 1–3 0–4 0–4 2–0 0–2 0–4 0–2 0–2 1–3 0–2 1–1 1–3 1–2 1–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 3–1 1–1 1–1 1–3
Phoenix 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 3–1 1–3 0–2 3–1 1–3 1–1 1–3 1–3 1–1 2–0 3–1 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 2–2 1–3 0–4 2–0 1–3 4–0 2–0
Portland 0–2 2–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 3–1 2–2 1–1 2–2 2–2 2–0 0–2 4–0 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–3 1–3 2–0 1–3 2–2 0–2
Sacramento 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 2–2 4–0 1–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–2 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–3 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–3 0–4 2–0 0–4 2–2 0–2
San Antonio 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 2–0 2–2 4–0 0–2 3–1 3–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 3–1 3–1 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 4–0 1–1
Seattle 2–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–2 3–1 1–1 4–0 4–0 0–2 4–0 2–2 2–0 2–0 4–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 4–0 3–1 4–0 2–2 1–1 3–1 3–1 1–1
Toronto 0–4 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–3 1–1 0–2 0–4 1–1 0–2 0–4 2–0 0–2 1–2 2–2 1–1 2–2 0–4 1–2 1–3 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 3–1
Utah 1–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 2–0 3–1 1–3 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 3–1 2–2 2–0 2–0 3–1 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 3–1 3–1 4–0 1–3 1–3 2–0 4–0 1–1
Vancouver 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2 0–4 1–3 0–2 0–4 0–4 0–2 1–3 0–4 1–1 1–1 2–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–4 2–2 2–2 0–4 1–3 1–1 0–4 0–2
Washington 3–1 2–2 1–3 0–4 1–3 2–0 1–1 2–1 1–1 1–1 0–3 1–1 1–1 2–2 3–1 2–0 2–2 1–3 0–4 3–1 0–2 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–3 1–1 2–0

Game logEdit

1995–96 game log
Total: 25–57 (Home: 14–27; Road: 11–30)
1995–96 schedule

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
Player GP GS MPG FG% 3FG% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Vin Baker 82 82 21.1
Benoit Benjamin 70 58 7.8
Marty Conlon 74 1 5.3
Terry Cummings 81 13 8.0
Todd Day 8 0 9.1
Sherman Douglas 69 62 11.5
Kevin Duckworth 8 1
Randolph Keys 69 1
Alton Lister 7 5
Lee Mayberry 82 20 5.1
Eric Mobley 5 3
Eric Murdock 9 0
Johnny Newman 82 82 10.8
Mike Peplowski 5 0
Shawn Respert 62 0
Jerry Reynolds 19 0
Glenn Robinson 82 82 20.2

Awards and recordsEdit

TransactionsEdit

OverviewEdit

Players Added

Via draft

Via trade

Via free agency

Players Lost

Via trade

Via free agency

TradesEdit

June 28, 1995
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Portland Trail Blazers----
June 28, 1995
To Milwaukee Bucks----
  • Aurelijius Zukauskas
To Seattle SuperSonics----
October 18, 1995
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Washington Bullets----
November 26, 1995
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Boston Celtics----
November 27, 1995
To Milwaukee Bucks---- To Vancouver Grizzlies---- [2]

Free agentsEdit

Player Signed Former team
Randolph Keys October 6, 1995 Quad City Thunder
Terry Cummings November 2, 1995 San Antonio Spurs
Subtractions
Player Date signed New team
Ed Pinckney Expansion Draft June 24, 1995 Toronto Raptors

ReferencesEdit

See alsoEdit