Bucks Hire Larry Drew As New Head Coach

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Jed Jacobson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Larry Drew didn’t have to wait very long to land a new coaching gig. The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Drew as their new head coach.

Drew spent the past three seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, and agreed to a four-year contract to coach the Bucks. Drew will replace Scott Skiles, who was fired back on Jan. 8.

Even though he was let go by the Hawks, it was not due to a lack of production. Drew led the Hawks to a 128-102 record during his time in Atlanta, and took them to the postseason all three seasons as well. But general manager Danny Ferry is continuing his transformation of the team on and off the court.

The Bucks could certainly use some new direction, as they haven’t had much postseason success in recent years. They did make the playoffs this past seaon for the first time since 2010, but were swept in the first round by the Miami Heat.

Milwaukee has some major decisions with their roster this summer. J.J. Reddick and Mike Dunleavy are unrestricted free agents while Brandon Jennings is a restricted free agent. Monta Ellis also has until June 20 to exercise an $11 million player option.

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