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Team: Cleveland Cavaliers
Age / DOB:  (60) / 4/2/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'2" / 190

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Larry Drew felt blindsided by the way he lost his job as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.
In addition to calling his firing "mystifying" Drew also added," It caught me in a position when I least expected it. But I know how these things work. I don't have any hard feelings, any grudges against anybody." Drew may be the only one who was shocked by his firing after a league-worst 15-67 record during the 2013-14 season, but he'll now get the opportunity to be an assistant coach to LeBron James and Kevin Love in Cleveland. Tue, Aug 26, 2014 10:04:00 AM

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Larry Drew will be an assistant coach for the Cavs this season.

He's going to be coaching a team with a little more talent on its roster than his 2013-14 Bucks. Drew's offseason has been a strange one due to the way the team added Jason Kidd, and he could wind up as a head coach in the near future.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 07:10:00 PM

Larry Drew is expected to become an assistant coach for the Cavs.

Despite a disastrous 2013-14 season with the Bucks, the team would have kept him until they suddenly wound up with Jason Kidd. Drew had a better run as the coach of the Hawks from 2010-13 and also has experience as an assistant with the Lakers, Nets, Wizards and Pistons.
Mon, Aug 4, 2014 12:26:00 PM

Larry Drew issued a statement on Thursday in regards to his firing from the Bucks.

Just days after being blindsided by the Bucks' hiring of Jason Kidd for the job he held, Larry Drew took the high road in his statement. "My swift termination did come as a surprise to me, but I accept new owners Wesley Edens’ and Marc Lasry's decision that they've made. I wish the entire Bucks organization and the great city of Milwaukee nothing but the best in the future." It's unclear what Drew's next career move is at the moment, but we'll give him credit for the way he dealt with this situation.
Thu, Jul 3, 2014 01:52:00 PM

The Bucks have fired Larry Drew from his head coaching position.

The writing was on the wall with the trade for the coaching rights to Jason Kidd. Drew was absolutely horrible with the Bucks last season, leading the team to the worst record in the NBA. Brandon Knight was really the only offseason pickup to work out for the Bucks while guys like Ersan Ilyasova, O.J. Mayo and Larry Sanders were abysmal signings. Drew will likely catch on as an assistant elsewhere.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 12:33:00 PM

The Bucks have called a meeting with Larry Drew Monday morning.

Yeah, this meeting probably won't be Drew's favorite. Jason Kidd had a reputation as a coach killer as a player, he reportedly had a lot to do with Lawrence Frank leaving as an assistant with the Nets, and now he's ending Larry Drew's head coaching time with the Bucks. Drew will likely catch on as an assistant with another team.
Mon, Jun 30, 2014 11:48:00 AM

The Bucks are reportedly hoping to move into the bottom half of the first round of the draft.

All signs point to them using their second-overall pick on Jabari Parker, and now they reportedly are hoping to move back into the bottom half of the first round. The Bucks do hold the top pick in the second round, which will have some value in this very deep draft. Milwaukee has made Ersan Ilyasova available, and are perhaps looking to package him along with the 31st pick in order to move up.
Thu, Jun 26, 2014 04:40:00 PM

Bucks GM John Hammond will guide the team's decision with this summer's No. 2 overall draft pick, according to new owners Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

"This is like Day 3 since we've been the owners," Edens said. "We're very focused on the draft and working with [Hammond and assistant GM David Morway] closely ... I'm quite confident I won't be making the decisions." Hammond and head coach Larry Drew both have two years remaining on their contracts, and for now there are no indications that the Edens and Lasry will replace any of the team's management or coaches.
Wed, May 21, 2014 09:30:00 AM

The NBA's Board of Governors unanimously approved the sale of the Bucks to hedge fund billionaires Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry on Thursday.

Former owner Herb Kohl will contribute $100 million from the sale to help Milwaukee build a new arena, with another $100 pledged by Edens and Lasry. The Bucks have the best odds to win the No. 1 pick in this Tuesday, which was an extra enticement for the league's newest majority owners.
Thu, May 15, 2014 06:53:00 PM

The NBA is expected to finalize the sale of the Milwaukee Bucks by Thursday, as hedge fund managers Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry are purchasing the team from Herb Kohl for $550 million.

The Donald Sterling controversy led to an extra-cautious vetting process for the league's newest owners, but there were no red flags. The Board of Governors should approve the sale before next week's draft lottery, in which Milwaukee has the best odds of landing the No. 1 overall pick. The NBA has also retained the right to buy the team back from Edens and Lasry if a new arena hasn't been built by 2017 to replace the aging Bradley Center -- so far the new owners have pledged $100 million toward the project, Kohl pledged another $100 million, and the excess costs will likely be covered with public funding.
Wed, May 14, 2014 09:54:00 AM

The NBA has the right to buy back the Bucks from incoming owners Wesley Edens and Mark Lasry if they are unable to bring a new arena to Milwaukee by Nov. 2017, according to

The new ownership group did very well in their introduction last week and said they'd be willing to chip in $100 million to a new facility. The team was purchased for $550 million and the NBA would buy it back at $575 million if there is no construction underway. The Bucks will have the most lottery balls for a loaded 2014 NBA Draft class.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 07:36:00 PM

Soon-to-be NBA commissioner Adam Silver recently toured the Bradley Center and told a group of team partners that the arena was unfit for the NBA.

This is no surprise and owner Herb Kohl recently had trouble getting the current lease extended. Of course, Seattle is lurking if Milwaukee can't get an arena built, but prospective owners in Chris Hansen and Steve Ballmer upset many in the league earlier in the year when they used deceptive and overly forceful tactics to try to steal the Kings. Hansen was also caught donating to an anti-arena group in Sacramento -- a big no-no given the billions the league receives in arena subsidies -- and the arena-friendly mayor in Seattle looks like he's losing his election. Still, the clock is ticking Milwaukee and you better get moving.
Thu, Sep 19, 2013 12:19:00 AM

The Bucks hired Jim Cleamons as an assistant coach on Larry Drew's staff.

He coached the 1996-97 Dallas Mavericks and was an assistant on Phil Jackson's staff, so this is a nice hire for the Bucks. They didn't exactly have a slam-dunk offseason, so getting extra help on the bench for their young nucleus is a wise move.
Source: Marc Spears
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 10:03:00 PM

Bucks GM John Hammond disputed the notion he is "tanking" the upcoming season and said the team is simply being mindful of developing a young core.

"Some people use these words like 'tanking,' so to speak," Hammond said. "We’re by no means in that mode whatsoever. We’re trying to remain competitive. I think we can be a competitive team. But also we really want to start focusing on the youth of this team and start talking about things like a championship-caliber team. Can they develop into a core like that? I think they can." Besides the NBA rules violations, Hammond has to dispute the tanking notion for public relations reasons alone. That said, it's not a coincidence that the Bucks and several other teams pared down their rosters ahead of what's projected to be an extremely strong 2014 draft and free agent class.
Wed, Aug 7, 2013 06:31:00 PM

The Bucks and Mavericks have discussed swapping first-round picks so Milwaukee could select Sergey Karasev, sources tell Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski.

Karasev appears to the apple of a lot of teams' eyes. The Russian-born swingman has already been linked to the Cavs, who feel they need to get ahead of the Bucks at No. 15 to land Karasev. Wojnarowski also points out both teams may need to go higher than Dallas' No. 13 to ensure Karasev is available. ESPN's Chad Ford reports the Hawks and Nets are also trying to trade for Dallas' No. 13 pick. One thing to keep in mind: on draft day, anything and everything is fluid.
Thu, Jun 27, 2013 10:41:00 AM

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