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Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (56) / 4/2/1958
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 190

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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

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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.
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

Larry Drew "wouldn't mind an interview with the Pistons," according to the Detroit News.

The report states that there "had been" mutual interest between Drew and the team previously, but it's not clear if the Pistons remain interested. It's expected the battle for the Pistons next head coach will come down to Nate McMillan and Maurice Cheeks.
Thu, May 30, 2013 09:15:00 AM

Larry Drew will have his second interview with the Bucks on Wednesday.

Drew's contract hasn't expired with the Hawks, but he's a final candidate in Milwaukee and will go back to the team for his second interview this week. There is a real chance he winds up with the Bucks next season.
Mon, May 27, 2013 11:16:00 AM

The Bucks are bringing in Larry Drew, Steve Clifford and Kelvin Sampson as the three finalists for their head coaching vacancy.

Clifford will visit Milwaukee on Tuesday, then Sampson and Drew will come to town on Wednesday, according to Yahoo! Sports. These three candidates have been linked to Milwaukee for close to a month and the Bucks could have their head coach by the end of this week. Charlotte and the Clippers could also look to bring in these fellows, as well.
Sun, May 26, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Larry Drew would be interested in the now-vacant Clippers head coach position, according to Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore.

Drew is still technically coach of the Hawks but is operating under the impression that he is a free agent. He's already interviewed for the Bucks job and could interview elsewhere as the job market develops. The Clippers job became open when owner Donald Sterling declined to offer Vinny Del Negro a new contract. It remains to be seen if they'll have interest in Drew or whether this is simply Drew's way to trying to flag down every potential interview before all the head coach jobs are taken.
Thu, May 23, 2013 02:57:00 PM

Hawks coach Larry Drew says he will interview for the Bucks' head-coaching vacancy on Monday.

It might seem strange for a coach under contract to be interviewing elsewhere, but Drew told Hawks beat writer Chris Vivlamore that he and GM Danny Ferry agreed to allow Drew to interview elsewhere. Drew said he won't rule out returning to coach the Hawks but said he's "moved on from the situation" in Atlanta. Meanwhile, Ferry has already interviewed at least three candidates to replace Drew and there was a report the number is actually bigger than that. It seems only a matter of time until Drew is no longer officially employed by Atlanta.
Fri, May 17, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Larry Drew's fate as head coach of the Hawks may take a week or longer to be decided.

Drew is known to be skating on thin ice in regards to his future with the Hawks, but a "final determination may not be made until next week or perhaps later." GM Danny Ferry gave no timetable for a decision on Drew, but it would be a surprise if he let the situation linger too long.
Fri, May 10, 2013 09:54:00 AM

The Hawks could replace Larry Drew with either Mike Budenholzer or Quin Snyder, according to ESPN's Marc Stein.

Drew and his staff are reportedly considering themselves "free agents" as they're not expected to be retained by the Hawks. GM Danny Ferry wants to install his own personnel on the bench, leaving little wiggle room for Drew. After it was previously reported Drew would have interest in coaching the Sixers, Stein reports that he's expected to receive consideration with the Sixers.
Tue, May 7, 2013 12:44:00 PM

Hawks coach Larry Drew and his staff have "begun exploring other job opportunities," according to Yahoo! Sports.

There is reportedly a "slim chance" that GM Danny Ferry will retain Drew, whose contract expires this summer. Job performance doesn't seem to be the main issue, as the Hawks made the playoffs every year under Drew despite Joe Johnson's departure, but the Hawks only have three players under contract for 2013-14 and they're looking to change the team's "culture." Drew has already been linked to the 76ers' vacant head coaching job.
Mon, May 6, 2013 03:35:00 PM

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