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Why is the number 10 retired on the Bucks?

Fiserv Forum seating bowl - Milwaukee Bucks

Fifteen players have worn the number 10 for the Milwaukee Bucks, but since 2015 it has belonged to one man in the rafters from here on out.

To date, the Milwaukee Bucks have only retired nine jerseys in over five decades of basketball. Many legendary NBA players have graced their court, but only a select few made the rafters at the Fiserv Forum.

On March 7th, 2015, Bob Dandridge’s jersey was raised at last. The Bucks honored one of their most cherished superstars at halftime during a game against the Washington Wizards – the only other NBA team ‘The Greyhound’ represented in his career.

In this post, we’ll explore why the number 10 is retired on the Bucks, the other star names to don the jersey, and the other numbers retired in the franchise’s history.

Why is the number 10 retired on the Bucks?

Bob Dandridge was a 6-6 forward who won two NBA championships in a 13-season, 839-game career. He played for the Milwaukee Bucks and Washington Bullets. Bucks co-owner Wes Edens cited the player’s embodiment of the franchise’s values as a key reason for the team deciding to retire his number at the time.

During his nine seasons in Wisconsin, Dandridge averaged 18.6 points, 7.3 rebounds, and 3.2 assists in 618 games. He was an integral part of the 1971 NBA championship team. He shot 50.9% from the floor that year, averaging 18.5 points and eight rebounds per game.

Alongside Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Oscar Robertson, Dandridge had a scoring average of over 20 points in the NBA Finals. His exploits helped the Bucks defeat the Baltimore Bullets in four games, securing their first title in franchise history.

After winning a second NBA title with the Washington Bullets in 1978, Dandridge returned to the Bucks in 1981 for one last season before entering retirement.

He scored a career-high 21.5 points per game in 1975-76, and went to the playoffs eight times, averaging 20.1 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 3.7 assists in 98 games.

Who else wore the No.10?

PlayerYears Played In Milwaukee
Bob Warlick1968
Rory White1984
Gerald Henderson1989
Keith Bogans2009
Bob Dandridge1969-1977, 1981
Mike Glenn1985-1986
John Lucas1986-1988
Dan Schayes1990-1994
Todd Day1992-95
Armen Gilliam1996-1999
Sam Cassell1999-2003
Tyronn Lue2008-2009
Carlos Delfino2009-2012, 2013-2014
Mike Dunleavy2011-2013
Joel Przybilla2012-2013

What other jerseys have the Bucks retired?

In total, the Bucks have retired nine jerseys in the NBA. The last one to be hung on the rafter was Marques Johnson’s No. 8 on March 24, 2019. Below is the full list of retired numbers at the Fiserv Forum.

PlayerNoRetirement Date
Oscar Robertson#1October 18, 1974
Junior Bridgeman#2January 17, 1988
Sidney Moncrief#4January 6, 1990
Marques Johnson#8March 24, 2019
Bob Dandridge#10March 7, 2015
Jon McGlocklin#14December 10, 1976
Bob Lanier#16December 4, 1984
Brian Winters#32October 28, 1983
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar#33April 24, 1993

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