Milwaukee Bucks Make Decision to Hire Larry Drew As New Head Coach

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The Milwaukee Bucks let interim head coach Jim Boylan go following the team’s first round elimination this past spring. After a search that lasted over a month, the Bucks’ organization has found its new leader in former Atlanta Hawks head man Larry Drew.

After three seasons in Atlanta, Drew was let go this past off-season, opening the door for him to look elsewhere. The list of potential suitors ran deep for the Bucks, but they had been narrowing things down over the past week or so. After the Memphis Grizzlies were eliminated from the playoffs earlier in this week, Lionel Hollins became a late candidate, but the Bucks were more than likely too far along in their search with enough confidence in Drew.

The news was first reported by Yahoo! Sports Adrain Wojnarowski:

According to Yahoo Sports!, the deal extends for three years with a team option for a fourth, which is similar to what he had with the Hawks.

Ironically enough, Drew had more talent to work with during his time with the Hawks, so it will interesting to see what he can do with the Bucks here. Milwaukee is facing an interesting off-season, especially with the contract situations of both Monta Ellis and Brandon Jennings.

 

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