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A buck is a male deer. According to my father, the team held a contest after Milwaukee was awarded the team to pick a suitable name. I believe buck was suggested by a number of people. Wisconsin is a big deer hunting state. But why a buck? They are powerful and agile, which in Basketball are two useful skills.

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In a name the team contest R.D. Trebilcox, was one of 45 persons who suggested the name "Bucks." His reasoning: "Bucks are spirited, good jumpers, fast and agile." Mr. Trebilcox won a new car for his efforts in picking the name.

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A contest to pick a name was held with over 14,000 people submitting entries. 45 people suggested the name Bucks with a Mr R.D. Trebilcox of Whitefish bay being selected as the winner. He received a new car for his efforts.

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Because that is their name

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