2008–09 Milwaukee Bucks season

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2008–09 Milwaukee Bucks season
Head coach Scott Skiles
General manager John Hammond
Owner(s) Herb Kohl
Arena Bradley Center
Results
Record 34–48 (.415)
Place Division: 5th (Central)
Conference: 12th (Eastern)
Playoff finish DNQ

Stats @ Basketball-Reference.com
Local media
Television Fox Sports North
Radio WTMJ
< 2007–08 2009–10 >

The 2008–09 Milwaukee Bucks season is the 41st season of the franchise in the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1]

Key dates[edit]

Offseason[edit]

On Monday April 21, 2008, the Bucks introduced Scott Skiles as their new coach. Skiles becomes the 11th head coach in the history of the franchise.[2] Skiles was a former coach with the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns coach. He agreed to a four-year deal to replace his close friend, Larry Krystkowiak.[3] Skiles stated that he is not backing away from his reputation for demanding a lot from his players.[3] Skiles, 44, has amassed an overall record of 281-251 (.528) as an NBA head coach.[2] He was hired as head coach of the Bulls on November 28, 2003, and inherited a team with a record of 4 wins and 12 losses.[2] While in Chicago, Skiles led the Bulls to three postseason appearances. The Bulls won 49 games in 2006–07, their most since they went 62-20 in ’97-98.[2] In the playoffs, the Bulls swept the defending NBA champion Miami Heat 4-0 in the first round of the 2007 NBA playoffs.

Draft picks[edit]

Main article: 2008 NBA Draft
Round Pick Player Position Nationality College
1 8 Joe Alexander Small forward  United States West Virginia
2 37 Luc Richard Mbah a Moute Forward  Cameroon UCLA Jr.

Roster[edit]

Milwaukee Bucks roster
Players Coaches
Pos. No. Name Height Weight DOB (YYYY–MM–DD) From
F 11 United States Alexander, Joe 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) 1986–12–26 West Virginia
F 30 United States Allen, Malik 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 255 lb (116 kg) 1978–06–27 Villanova
G 42 United States Bell, Charlie 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1979–03–12 Michigan State
G/F 10 United States Bogans, Keith 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1980–05–12 Kentucky
C 6 Australia Bogut, Andrew Injured (IN) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 260 lb (118 kg) 1984–11–28 Utah
C 9 Netherlands Elson, Francisco 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) 1976–02–28 California
C 50 Netherlands Gadzuric, Dan 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 245 lb (111 kg) 1978–02–02 UCLA
F 24 United States Jefferson, Richard 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 234 lb (106 kg) 1980–06–21 Arizona
G 19 United States Jones, Damon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) 1976–08–25 Houston
F 12 Cameroon Mbah a Moute, Luc 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) 1986–09–09 UCLA
G 22 United States Redd, Michael Injured (IN) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) 1979–08–24 Ohio State
G 13 United States Ridnour, Luke 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) 1981–02–13 Oregon
G 7 United States Sessions, Ramon 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) 1986–04–11 Nevada
F 31 United States Villanueva, Charlie 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 237 lb (108 kg) 1984–08–24 Connecticut
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starter Bench Reserve Inactive
C Dan Gadzuric Francisco Elson Andrew Bogut
PF Charlie Villanueva Malik Allen
SF Luc Mbah a Moute Joe Alexander
SG Richard Jefferson Charlie Bell Keith Bogans Michael Redd
PG Ramon Sessions Luke Ridnour Damon Jones

Pre-season[edit]

2008 pre-season game log
2008–09 season schedule

Regular season[edit]

Standings[edit]

Central Division W L PCT GB Home Road Div GP
z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805 39–2 27–14 13–3 82
x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25 28–13 13–28 9–7 82
x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27 21–20 18–23 7–9 82
Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30 25–16 11–30 7–9 82
Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32 22–19 12–29 4–12 82
# Eastern Conference
Team W L PCT GB
1 z-Cleveland Cavaliers 66 16 .805
2 y-Boston Celtics 62 20 .756 4
3 y-Orlando Magic 59 23 .720 7
4 x-Atlanta Hawks 47 35 .573 19
5 x-Miami Heat 43 39 .524 23
6 x-Philadelphia 76ers 41 41 .500 25
7 x-Chicago Bulls 41 41 .500 25
8 x-Detroit Pistons 39 43 .476 27
9 Indiana Pacers 36 46 .439 30
10 Charlotte Bobcats 35 47 .427 31
11 New Jersey Nets 34 48 .415 32
12 Milwaukee Bucks 34 48 .415 32
13 Toronto Raptors 33 49 .402 33
14 New York Knicks 32 50 .390 34
15 Washington Wizards 19 63 .232 47

Game log[edit]

2008–09 game log
2012–13 season schedule

Player statistics[edit]

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
Joe Alexander 59 0 10.8 .424 .323 .761 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.4 4.1
Malik Allen 49 3 11.6 .423 .000 .450 2.0 0.7 0.1 0.2 3.0
Charlie Bell 70 23 24.5 .412 .358 .867 1.7 2.0 0.7 0.1 8.1
Keith Bogans 29 0 16.6 .329 .300 .952 3.1 0.9 0.8 0.1 5.7
Andrew Bogut 36 33 31.2 .577 .571 10.3 2.0 0.6 1.0 11.7
Austin Croshere 11 0 7.0 .400 .455 .636 2.2 0.5 0.1 0.1 3.3
Francisco Elson 59 23 15.7 .477 .333 .833 3.6 0.5 0.6 0.5 3.3
Dan Gadzuric 67 26 13.0 .453 .000 .542 3.5 0.7 0.5 0.7 3.4
Eddie Gill 6 0 7.2 .667 .667 0.7 1.8 0.5 0.2 2.3
Richard Jefferson 82 82 36.1 .434 .394 .799 4.6 2.4 0.8 0.2 18.8
Damon Jones 18 0 5.4 .214 .300 0.4 0.4 0.1 0.0 1.0
Tyronn Lue 30 0 13.1 .454 .467 .750 1.2 1.5 0.2 0.0 4.7
Luc Mbah a Moute 82 52 25.5 .473 .000 .740 6.0 0.9 1.1 0.6 7.3
Michael Redd 33 32 36.5 .455 .366 .814 3.2 2.7 1.1 0.1 21.2
Luke Ridnour 72 50 29.9 .408 .331 .881 3.3 5.5 1.4 0.3 10.2
Ramon Sessions 79 39 26.7 .447 .194 .788 3.2 5.0 1.0 0.1 12.3
Charlie Villanueva 78 47 26.8 .457 .376 .842 6.9 1.9 0.6 0.8 16.4

Transactions[edit]

Trades[edit]

August 13, 2008 To Milwaukee Bucks----Luke Ridnour, Adrian Griffin To Oklahoma City----Desmond Mason[4]
August 13, 2008 To Milwaukee Bucks----Damon Jones----To Oklahoma City----Joe Smith To Cleveland Cavaliers----Mo Williams[5]

Free agents[edit]

References[edit]