Continuing a tradition that has become a favorite among NBA fans, the Milwaukee Bucks will celebrate Y2K Night on Saturday when conference leader Indiana visits the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Playing their part in one of the league's most popular promotions, which has already seen San Antonio host 70's night and the Timberwolves host 80's night, the Bucks will feature throwback jerseys and ticket prices starting at just $7, the admission price at the turn of the century. Cheerleaders will don uniforms from that era, and even a special guest appearance by former Buck and All-Star Glen Robinson is planned. Classic hip-hop act Coolio will provide halftime entertainment for the game.
Long-time fans of the Bucks will remember Robinson from his tenure with the team from 1994 to 2002. He was the first overall pick by Milwaukee in the 1994 draft after capping an impressive career at Purdue by winning the Naismith College Player of the Year Award his senior year. The Bucks presented Robinson with an unprecedented 10-year $68 million contract at his first signing. The team certainly got what they paid for, as the Indiana native made an immediate impact with the struggling franchise, earning a spot on the NBA All Rookie-Team in 1995. By 2001, Robinson was a two-time All-Star and had helped lead the Bucks to the Eastern Conference Finals that year.
Following their loss to Philadelphia in the conference finals, the Bucks traded Robinson to Atlanta for three players and a first-round draft pick. The six-year veteran left the organization as the team's second-best-all-time scorer, behind only Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. In his final season in the NBA in 2005, now with the Spurs, Robinson finally managed a league championship.
In addition to his appearance at half-time, Robinson will also sign autographs on the concourse prior to the game. VIP ticket holders will be the first allowed in for the session, at 6PM. A special suite ticket package is also being offered for the game, featuring a personal appearance by Robinson to your suite.
Y2K night is the second era-night that the Bucks have hosted at the Bradley Center in as many years. Last March, the team welcomed rapper Vanilla Ice to Milwaukee for 90's Night. Promotions from that night included a one-of-a-kind art piece that was raffled-off, and retro posters. All fans in attendance at Saturday's game will receive a pennant.