Looking back at the Milwaukee Bucks teams following the Fear the Deer squad, there was never too many bright spots. It was extremely difficult to muster any excitement about watching the games. It even got so bad that sometimes the off-the-court content was better than what was on the court.
The epitome of this came from Jon Brockman and his trick shot video. I remember him being dubbed as “The Brockness Monster” and thinking that was one of the coolest nicknames I’ve ever heard.
On the court when he wasn’t shooting basketballs from the catwalks of the Bradley Center, he didn’t do much. Brockman spent two seasons with the Bucks. He came to Milwaukee when he was dealt from the Sacramento Kings for Darnell Jackson and a 2011 second-round draft pick. His season high point total came in 2010-11 when he averaged 2.2 points per game.
His time with the Bucks came to an end in June of 2012 when he, Jon Leuer, Shaun Livingston, and a draft pick were sent to the Rockets in exchange for Samuel Dalembert and draft picks. Brockman would then be waived by Houston in late October and signed with Limoges CSP of France for the rest of the season.
In 2013, Brockman latched onto the Pelicans’ Summer League team. He then signed with Elan Chalon of France for the rest of the year. He’d then spend the next year in Germany for the German club MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg.
Brockman would then retire prior to the 2016-17 season. Currently, he works as a head coach for the Granite Falls Middle School 7th-grade boys’ basketball team.
Now, time for my favorite Jon Brockman memory!
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