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Sean Deveney: The @Milwaukee Bucks officially announce firing of Larry Drew. No Kidd mention. Just Hammond: "Larry did the best he could in a difficult situation" Twitter @SeanDeveney

Jonathan Feigen: Bucks cite Larry Drew's "first class manner." Apparently not something they wanted in a head coach. Twitter @Jonathan_Feigen

One person intimately involved with coaching searches and hires said actively pursuing a job that isn't available is something you simply don't go. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly about the Bucks transactions. The person also said it's fine to do due diligence about a job that could open but that's as far it should go. USA Today Sports

Adrian Wojnarowski: Lost in this is violation of coach's code: You don't pursue job belonging to someone else. Humiliating end for Larry Drew. Kidd's shameless. Bucks ownership masking this as a coach hiring, but belief is that it's just matter of time until Kidd has full control in Milwaukee. Twitter

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Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond received some support from the team's new ownership group after the lottery drawing Tuesday night. Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry sat in the front row with family members during the lottery telecast, while Hammond and assistant general manager David Morway were a few rows away. Edens said Hammond would continue as the team's general manager for the near future but avoided making a firm commitment in the long term. Hammond has two years remaining on his contract, as does coach Larry Drew, who suffered through a 15-67 finish in his first year with Milwaukee. "This is like Day 3 since we've been the owners of it," Edens said. "We're very focused on the draft and working with these guys closely. "We're very happy to have those guys working with us." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Appearing on The Big 920's Mike Heller Show with Heller and Ted Davis on Friday afternoon, Stein didn't claim to have all the answers on how Lasry and Edens will approach their first summer in charge, but he did offer his best guess on the most pressing question facing the organization ahead of the all-important 2014 draft: "Well it's obviously early in the game, we're just getting to know these guys, although Marc Lasry is a fairly well known person in NBA circles. Not personally by me, but I know a fair few people around the league know him. "The early sense I get, and again I want to stress this is early and by no means binding, but the early sense I get is that I think John Hammond and Larry Drew will have a chance to stay in place and kind of show what they've got. I don't foresee changes between now and the draft, but I think if the coaching carousel that we've seen so far has taught us anything, what might seem like the most reliable rumbles or whispers don't always play out... "I think we have to find out more about the new owners, but at this point the early word going around is don't be surprised if Larry Drew and John Hammond have a chance to stick around and make their case basically." Brew Hoop

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Bucks coach Larry Drew admitted before Saturday's game he had heard talk about the franchise's future. "I heard some little whispers," Drew said. "I heard some guys (players) chirping about it a little bit. "It's not a distraction. I've been through it before. It's the nature of the business, and when these type things do happen and there's talk about teams being sold and new ownership and that whole thing, I take it in stride. I've been around this thing a long time and I've been with teams that are in this situation." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Bucks coach Larry Drew says he doesn't make a habit of conversing with opposing coaches after games. But when his good friend Doc Rivers pulled him aside after the Clippers' 114-86 win on Monday night, Drew made an exception. "He just pulled me aside before I left the floor and whispered a couple of things in my ear," Drew said. "I'd rather not say what they were, but they were very uplifting." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

It would be an understatement to say it's been a long, frustrating year for the Bucks and their new head coach, and Rivers can relate. While it may seem like ages ago because of Rivers' impressive accomplishments over the past few years, just seven seasons ago his Celtics won 24 games — the second-worst record in the NBA that season. "It's tough, but it's called a rebuild," Rivers said in his postgame interview with the media. "I've been through two rebuilds and it's hard on the coaches. Every night as a coach, you have to think you are going to win the game and it's hard." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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