The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Larry Drew as their next head coach, .
The specifics of the deal have yet to be released, but reports say that it is a three year deal with a team option for the fourth year. This comes as a bit of a surprise, as it was believed that Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson was the leading candidate for the position (at least among the media) . Nevertheless, Drew is the guy.
Drew spent the last three seasons as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, amassing a 128-102 record and playoff berths in each of those seasons. He became available after a first round dismissal via the Indiana Pacers and the Hawks recent hiring of Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer as their next head coach.
The Bucks finished this past season with a 38-44 record, good enough to grab the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference. They were then dismantled by the Miami Heat.