When asked about Milwaukee's decades-long losing streak in Phoenix, Bucks coach Jim Boylan joked that Franklin Delano Roosevelt was president the last time the team won in the Valley of the Sun.
OK, it was actually Ronald Reagan in the Oval Office.
On Feb. 21, 1987 at the Arizona Veteran's Memorial Coliseum, the Bucks rode the hot hands of point guard John Lucas and sixth man Ricky Pierce to a 115-107 victory. Fans driving home from the arena that night paid 95 cents for a gallon of gas. The FOX Sports Wisconsin broadcast duo of Jim Paschke and Jon McGlocklin was in its first year together of calling Bucks basketball. Bucks assistant coach Sidney Moncrief was in the starting lineup for Milwaukee, and seven players on the Bucks roster weren't even born yet.
But the most fascinating fact is this: The Bucks have had nine different coaches since Don Nelson won that game in 1987. Nine different coaches finished their time in Milwaukee without ever walking out of the Veteran's Memorial...