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Larry Drew | Center

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/2/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190
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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. Jul 3 - 1:52 PM

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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.
Jun 30 - 12:33 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.
Jun 30 - 11:48 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.
Jun 26 - 4:40 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.
May 21 - 9:30 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.
May 15 - 6:53 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.
Source: ESPN.com
May 14 - 9:54 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 ESPN.com

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.
Source: ESPN.com
Apr 21 - 7:36 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

Bucks hire Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel as assistant coaches.

Both were on Larry Drew's staff in Atlanta and will now join him in Milwaukee. Drew has wasted no time putting his stamp on the Bucks and it should be a good fit for both the team and coach in the short and long term.
Source: NBA.com
Tue, Jun 18, 2013 09:03:00 AM

Larry Drew is in the process of assembling his coaching staff, but it won't include any holdovers from last season's group.

Assistant coaches Anthony Goldwire, Chris Gilmartin, Sidney Moncrief, Bill Peterson and Joe Wolf have all been told they won't be back with the team next season. Drew has yet to formally announce his staff, but FOX Sports Wisconsin pointed out that former Hawks assistants Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender helped run the Bucks' draft workout Wednesday.
Wed, Jun 12, 2013 06:19:00 PM

Bucks agreed to terms with Larry Drew to become their new head coach.

After six seasons as an assistant in Atlanta, Drew was promoted to the head-coaching spot ahead of the 2010-11 season. He proceeded to compile a 128-102 record over three seasons, making the playoffs each year. But Drew clashed with Josh Smith at times and the Hawks were bounced out in the first round in each of the last two years. They've moved on to Mike Budenholzer. Drew beat out Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson for the Bucks gig. It's a solid, but not a sexy hire. Drew's deal is for three years with a fourth-year team option.
Fri, May 31, 2013 05:28:00 PM

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All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Brandon Knight
2Nate Wolters
3Kendall Marshall
SG1Giannis Antetokounmpo
2O.J. Mayo
SF1Jabari Parker
2Khris Middleton
3Tony Mitchell
4Damien Inglis
5Carlos Delfino
PF1Ersan Ilyasova
2John Henson
3D.J. Stephens
4Chris Wright
C1Larry Sanders
2Zaza Pachulia
3Johnny O'Bryant
4Miroslav Raduljica