Lew Alcindor Drafting

1968 - Coin Flip for Lew Alcindor

The Bucks’ record that year earned them a coin flip against their expansion brethren, the Phoenix Suns, to see who would get the first pick in the upcoming draft. It was a foregone conclusion that the first pick in the draft would be Lew Alcindor of UCLA. The Bucks won the coin flip but had to win a bidding war with the upstart American Basketball Association to secure him.