Larry Drew agrees to become Milwaukee Bucks’ new coach
Larry Drew has agreed to become the Milwaukee Bucks’ new head coach.
Drew, who coached the Atlanta Hawks the past three seasons, will receive a four-year, $10 million deal, sources told ESPN’s Chris Broussard.
Drew went 128-102 in his three years with the Hawks, and led the Hawks to the postseason all three years. Atlanta is about to begin an overhaul of their team, so the firing of Drew was of little surprise.
Drew will have some nice pieces to work with in Milwaukee in Larry Sanders, John Henson, Ersan Ilyasova. The status of Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis is unknown. Jennings is a restricted free agent and Ellis has until June 20 to exercise his $11 million player option. Sanders though, had a standout year. According to ESPN.com, Sanders averaged 9.8 points, 9,5 rebounds and 2.8 blocks per game.
The Bucks have $20 million in cap room to spend, so Drew’s first job will be to attract top level free agents to Milwaukee. The bucks finished as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference and were swept by the Miami hit in the first round.