Jan 23, 2012; Milwaukee, WI, USA; Atlanta Hawks head coach Larry Drew looks on during the game against the Milwaukee Bucks at the Bradley Center. The Hawks defeated the Bucks 97-92. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks Hire Larry Drew as Head Coach

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Larry Drew to be their head coach, according to multiple media reports.

Drew takes over the Bucks after being replaced as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks by Mike Budenholzer.  At the time, Drew had a contract with the Hawks that was set to expire on June 30.

In his three years as coach of the Hawks, Drew led Atlanta to a cumulative record of 128-112 (.557) and a playoff berth in each season. In the same span, they won one of their four playoff series.

Prior to taking over the top job in Atlanta, Drew worked for 18 seasons as an NBA assistant coach, including six with the Hawks.

General manager John Hammond commented through a press release:

“We are pleased to reach an agreement with Larry Drew to become head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. After a thorough search and interview process, it was clear to us that Larry’s track record in Atlanta, along with his experience as an assistant coach and player, make him the right choice to lead our club. We look forward to what he will bring to this franchise and we welcome him and his family to Milwaukee.”

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