HoopsHype Larry Drew rumors

June 12, 2013 Updates

Milwaukee Bucks assistant coaches Joe Wolf, Sidney Moncrief, Chris Gilmartin, Bill Peterson and Anthony Goldwire will not have their contracts renewed, club officials confirmed Wednesday. New Bucks coach Larry Drew is in the process of putting together his own staff. Although nothing has been announced yet, two of his former assistants in Atlanta, Bob Bender and Nick Van Exel, helped Drew run the team's draft workout Wednesday. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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Conner said Drew had to move quickly last season when personnel changes hit the Hawks, including the trade of Johnson to Brooklyn and the trade of small forward Marvin Williams to Utah. "When we had Marvin Williams, Joe Johnson, Josh Smith and Al Horford, we would do a lot of switching on defense," Conner said. "But as our team started to evolve, we had to speed up the game. We wanted to push the ball up the floor and there was not a lot of isolation stuff. "The people in Milwaukee will like his style of play. He will play to his players' strength. When we lost Marvin and lost Joe, we had to play faster, get some three-point shooters out there and spread the floor. His style is not boring." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

June 1, 2013 Updates

Larry Drew was out of a job — but not for long. The Atlanta Hawks decided to hire a new coach Tuesday, after Drew had served as the franchise's coach for the past three seasons. But on Friday the 55-year-old Drew landed firmly on his feet, agreeing in principle to a three-year contract to coach the Milwaukee Bucks. The contract has a team option for the fourth year, according to a source. Drew will take over a Bucks team in transition with more changes ahead this summer. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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While NBA teams seem to be filling coaching vacancies quickly this week, before the Finals begin, the Pistons are still without a replacement for Lawrence Frank, who was fired in short order after the regular season. The sentiment around the NBA seems to be they will likely choose between former Portland Trailblazers and Seattle Sonics coach Nate McMillan, and Oklahoma City Thunder assistant Maurice Cheeks, who also coached the Philadelphia 76ers and Portland Trailblazers. Former Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew wouldn't mind an interview with the Pistons, and there had been mutual interest, sources familiar with the situation told The Detroit News. Detroit News

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Budenholzer is believed to be the front-runner in Atlanta to replace current head coach Larry Drew. Though Drew is still under contract with the Hawks, Ferry has said there is a chance that the team could give Drew, whose current deal expires June 30, a new deal. But both the Hawks and Drew are proceeding as if he will not return. NBA.com

May 27, 2013 Updates

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