MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The Milwaukee Bucks announced in a release Thursday, Oct. 14 that the team will commemorate their 2021 NBA Championship during the season-opening night against the Brooklyn Nets on Tuesday, Oct. 19.
According to the Bucks, “Bucks owners, players, coaches and front office staff will receive their 2021 NBA Championship rings in a pregame ceremony that will take place on the Fiserv Forum court beginning at 5:45 p.m. Following the Ring Ceremony, the Bucks’ 2021 NBA Championship banner will be unveiled in the west rafters of Fiserv Forum.”
The Bucks also announced that ticketed fans that would like to see the Ring Ceremony and Banner Unveil are encouraged to arrive early and be in their seats by 5:45 p.m.
Fiserv Forum entrances will reportedly open at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 19, for the ceremony with tipoff set for 6:30 p.m.
Officials say that former legendary Bucks television play-by-play announcer Jim Paschke will serve as master of ceremonies, with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver also set to attend and give remarks.
The Bucks will also reportedly host an outdoor watch party for the season-opener in the Deer District for fans.
In Thursday’s statement, the Bucks said a large screen set-up will be placed on the north end of the Deer District plaza with gates opening at 5 p.m. for fans interested in watching the game.