HoopsHype Larry Drew rumors

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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

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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

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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