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The rivalry started in 1974 when the Milwaukee Bucks kept the Chicago Bulls from winning their division and conference. This impediment was highlighted in the 1974 NBA Playoffs, when the Bucks swept them in the Conference Finals. The rivalry peaked in the late 1980s and early 1990s; both were frequent playoff contenders. The Bucks were the first to defeat the Michael Jordan led Bulls in his playoff debut, 3–1. They next met the first round of the 1990 NBA Playoffs, the Bulls won 3–1.
Mainly due to the rivalries of teams in different sports, such as the Bears–Packers rivalry (the Packers play in Green Bay, not Milwaukee but they are in the same state) in the NFL, and Brewers–Cubs rivalry in Major League Baseball. It is still fierce due to the proximity of the two cities, but also strengthened due to both teams' young squads, with Derrick Rose and Brandon Jennings. According to Bleacher Report, this is one of the seven weakest rivalries ever in the NBA. Former Bucks head coach Scott Skiles, once coached the Bulls.