HoopsHype Larry Drew rumors

September 4, 2013 Updates

General Manager John Hammond announced today that Jim Cleamons, Scott Williams and Josh Oppenheimer will complete Larry Drew’s coaching staff as assistant coaches. They join Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel, who were named to Drew’s coaching staff earlier in the summer. In addition, Scott Barthlama has been named head athletic trainer, Chris McKenzie has been named director of physical therapy and athletic trainer, and Robert Hackett has been named strength and conditioning coach. NBA.com

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The Atlanta Hawks pushed against the three days given to decide on his offer, and Teague grew increasingly comfortable about playing under Larry Drew once more. In his mind, it seemed the chances of a return to the Hawks had dwindled too much. “I really didn’t think the Hawks would match it,” Teague told RealGM. “I was definitely prepared to go to Milwaukee. I was excited to work with their head coaching staff. Possibly playing for [Drew] again, it was big. I have a great relationship with him.” RealGM

Larry Drew traveled half the world in order not only to see live Giannis Antetokounmpo on the court, but also to meet him for the first time and get to know him as a person. The Greek national team is still unbeaten after six games in the European U20 championship and Antetokounmpo has already demonstrated some impressive all around skills. Coach Drew was sitting in the stands during the last two games and saw what Antetokounmpo can be: A real point forward who can contribute points, rebounds, assists, steals and blocks. The upside of the player is huge, however at this point he is still a project. That’s why the number 15 pick of the 2013 draft has a lot of work to do in order to reach his full potential. EuroHoops.net

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There was some website chatter that Bucks forward John Henson and Larry Drew II, the son of Bucks coach Larry Drew, didn’t exactly see eye to eye after Drew bolted North Carolina for UCLA. Henson denied there’s ever been any rift between them. “Coach Drew’s son is a great dude,” Henson said. “Larry is a good player; he’s working out for the draft now. I try to keep up with him because he played with us (at North Carolina). “It (the transfer to UCLA) was best for him and his family. That’s how it is. He obviously played great last season at UCLA, so he made the right decision. I hope the best for him. He’s a friend of mine.” Racine Journal-Times

June 17, 2013 Updates

General Manager John Hammond announced today that Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel will join Larry Drew’s staff as assistant coaches for the Milwaukee Bucks. Bender joins the Bucks after nine seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, including the last three with Drew as head coach. Van Exel also worked with Drew as a member of the Hawks staff from 2010-12 as the player development instructor. NBA.com

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