The Milwaukee Bucks will retire the No. 8 jersey of Marques Johnson in a special halftime ceremony on Sunday, March 24, when the Bucks host the Cleveland Cavaliers at 3:30 p.m. at Fiserv Forum.
Johnson, who played in 524 career games with Milwaukee over seven seasons from 1977 to '84, will become the ninth player in Bucks history to have his number retired, and the first to have his number hung in new Fiserv Forum.
Johnson, 62 and an analyst for FOX Sports Wisconsin, sat down with me at the end of January (a day before his induction into the Wisconsin Athletic Hall of Fame.) We talked basketball, movies, family and much, much more. Enjoy this all-star video edition of Milwaukee Talks.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.