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Drew said point guard Brandon Knight will have his minutes increased after playing 15 minutes against Dallas on Saturday night. Knight had been sidelined with a right hamstring strain. "He's just coming back to us and we want to gradually get him back into a rhythm," Drew said. "Get his conditioning back. We won't log too many minutes on him." Knight will come off the bench Tuesday and rookie Nate Wolters will start, Drew said. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Drew said he believes Sanders will move on from the incident, which involved numerous people at Apartment 720 in the early hours Sunday. "Me as a coach, his teammates, the organization, everybody that's a part of his life, we want to help him to move forward," Drew said. "Hopefully he'll learn from this incident, he can put it behind im and we can march on." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

November 6, 2013 Updates

And they most certainly expect him to be the energy guy who became a fan favorite for precisely that reason. "He's just got to get back to doing what got him this recognition," Drew said. "It all starts with energy. Playing hard, rebounding, running the floor, setting screens, doing all those energy things. "He'll be able to score a little bit. But it all starts with energy and him being smart when he's on the floor and not taking cheap fouls, which does us no good. He's got to get back to where his intensity is at a high level." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Drew's previous experience with Sanders came through film study and whenever the Bucks played the Atlanta Hawks last season. Drew said he has yet to see that Sanders. "I've seen it in spurts," Drew said. "It's about consistency where he's doing it the whole time he's out on the floor. " Sanders said he did not take exception with Drew for his extended benching Saturday night. "For whatever reason Coach felt he was more comfortable with the group he had out there at that time," Sanders said. "He's been in and out with different lineups, so it's not real solid right now. "I'm being patient with him. Whenever he feels I should be out there, I will be. I'm trying to sit back and control the things I can and stay positive and keep trying to be the player I've been." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Larry Sanders has been studying his playbook this week. The Milwaukee Bucks center is learning a new system after spending his first three pro seasons under coaches Scott Skiles and Jim Boylan. Now it's time to comprehend defense, Larry Drew-style. "Sometimes it's less work; sometimes it's more work," Sanders said after Friday's practice session at the Cousins Center. "It's just an adjustment. "Different schemes, but they're simple. It's just a lot of them. And we're taking the time to learn them. Coach is being patient with us, understanding we come from a different system and incorporating what we already know into the system now." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Abdul-Jabbar, 66, made no mystery of his desire to replace recently fired Ben Howland at UCLA, carrying out a media campaign to rally support. He was passed over for former Indiana star and veteran coach Steve Alford. When the Bucks filled their coaching vacancy with Larry Drew, it seemed to signal the end of Abdul-Jabbar’s coaching hopes. “It didn’t work out and that’s the way it goes,” Abdul-Jabbar said on Tuesday, speaking before an appearance at the Barnes & Noble on Fifth Avenue and 47th St. Wednesday. The NBA’s all-time leading scorer was there to promote his latest book, “Sasquatch in the Paint,” loosely based on his upbringing in Manhattan. “I’m not going to ram my head against the wall. It’s time to move on. I’m not actively pursuing that,” Abdul-Jabbar said of looking for future coaching jobs. “Writing has been a nice thing for me. I’ve been pursuing that more so than anything else.” New York Daily News

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The Miami Heat have signed guard Larry Drew II, making him the 18th person on the roster for training camp with the two-time defending NBA champions. Boston Herald

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Miami has recently expressed interest in a number of free agents including Von Wafer, Julyan Stone, Vander Blue, Yakhouba Diawara, Larry Drew II, Je’Kel Foster and Justin Holiday among others, according to sources close to the situation. All of these players recently worked out for the HEAT. Miami may bring in several other free agents for additional workouts in the coming days. HoopsWorld

September 8, 2013 Updates

Also, undrafted rookie point guard Larry Drew Jr., from UCLA, will audition for the Heat over several days this coming week. Drew, who averaged 7.5 points and 7.3 assists for the Bruins last season, was originally supposed to play on Miami's summer league team but could not because of a quad injury. Miami Herald

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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

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