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Milwaukee Bucks honor former player and general manager Wayne Embry

March 7, 2019

Photo by Yvonne Kemp

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, the Milwaukee Bucks honored former Bucks player and general manager Wayne Embry (center) before their evening game against the Boston Celtics at the Fiserv Forum. The City of Milwaukee and the State of Wisconsin recognized Embry for his accomplishments and impact on NBA history by proclaiming Thursday Wayne Embry Day.

Embry played the final season of his NBA career with the Bucks during their inaugural 1968-69 season. In his 11-year playing career, Embry was a five-time NBA All-Star and won an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics in 1968. Embry went on to become the first African American general manager in NBA history, serving in that role with the Bucks from 1972-79. Embry was presented with proclamations by Mayor Tom Barrett (left) and Bucks and Fiserv Forum President Peter Feigin (right) and flanked by two of the Milwaukee Bucks Dancers.