The Bucks agreed to terms with Larry Drew to become their new head coach. The former Hawks coach beat out Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Lakers assistant Steve Clifford (who was hired by the Cats) for the gig. Drew’s deal is for three years with a fourth-year team option. From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
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’s experience won out as he was hired after Bucks officials held second interviews Wednesday with him and Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson. The Bucks also considered several other candidates, including veteran assistant Steve Clifford, who was hired as Charlotte’s coach Monday.