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Larry Drew Reaches Agreement to Coach NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks

June 01, 2013

Larry Drew has reached an agreement to coach the National Basketball Association’s Milwaukee Bucks, according to General Manager John Hammond.

The team declined to give details of the deal with Drew, the former coach of the Atlanta Hawks. He will receive a four-year $10 million contract, ESPN reported, citing people familiar with the negotiations.

“After a thorough search and interview process, it is clear to us that Larry’s track record in Atlanta, along with his experience as an assistant coach and player, make him the right choice to lead our club,” Hammond said in a statement.

Drew, 55, guided the Hawks to three consecutive postseason appearances that included a first-round series victory over Orlando in 2011. He accumulated a record of 128-102.

Before arriving in Atlanta as lead assistant coach with the Hawks in 2004, Drew was an assistant with the New Jersey Nets and the Washington Wizards.

As a player, Drew averaged 11.4 points and 5.2 assists in 714 career games with the Detroit Pistons, the Sacramento Kings and the Los Angeles Clippers and Lakers.

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