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Category: Coaching

Larry Drew is learning, struggling and adjusting to his new coaching life

Larry Drew is learning, struggling and adjusting to his new coaching life

| January 17, 2014 | 11 Replies

Share Before being hired as head coach in June of 2010, Larry Drew had been an assistant coach with the Atlanta Hawks for six years under Mike Woodson. He’d seen Josh Smith’s entire NBA career, from draft night to rise to prominence. He helped mold Joe Johnson into an All-Star. He was there to help [...]

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Cleamons brings ten rings to Milwaukee. He also knows Scottie Pippen.

Cleamons brings ten rings to Milwaukee. He also knows Scottie Pippen.

| August 13, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareThe Bucks made an interesting hire for their top assistant coach. According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, they scooped up Jim Cleamons, a long-time assistant for Phil Jackson in Chicago and Los Angeles. In Chicago, the players he coached included current Bucks assistant coach Scott Williams. Cleamons also has a lot of championship rings. [...]

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Nick Van Exel, Bob Bender likely to be added to Bucks coaching staff

Nick Van Exel, Bob Bender likely to be added to Bucks coaching staff

| June 12, 2013 | 3 Replies

ShareThough the players are generally supposed to be the highlight of the pre-draft workouts, a couple of fresh faces caught the attention of Milwaukee Bucks media members Wednesday morning. Atlanta Hawks assistant coach Bob Bender and Player Development Instructor Nick Van Exel were at the Cousins Center today, helping new head coach Larry Drew orchestrate [...]

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Highlights from the Larry Drew introduction

Highlights from the Larry Drew introduction

| June 3, 2013 | 10 Replies

ShareLarry Drew was officially introduced as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks at a press conference this morning. Both the man and his coaching  philosophy/strategy highlighted the introduction, which was paramount in the decision made by General Manager John Hammond. “We talked to coaches that coached. We talk to head coaches that he served [...]

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A Larry Drew crash course

A Larry Drew crash course

| June 1, 2013 | 7 Replies

ShareWe humans are quite the reactionary breed. Sometimes it’s pretty great.  For instance, when people rush to the aid of someone in need without any hesitation? Good on them. That’s awesome. However, when we rush to a conclusion about something we may not know a whole lot about?  Not so good. In fact, that’s pretty [...]

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Bucks make Larry Drew their next head coach

Bucks make Larry Drew their next head coach

| May 31, 2013 | 3 Replies

Share  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 [...]

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Bucks potentially interested in hiring successful coach

Bucks potentially interested in hiring successful coach

| May 22, 2013 | 2 Replies

ShareThe Milwaukee Bucks coaching search hasn’t been short on its big names.  Though proven coaches like Stan Van Gundy and Jerry Sloan have not reacted favorably to overtures, that hasn’t stopped John Hammond and company from reaching out to others. Per Kurt Helin of NBC Sports, as first reported by Gery Woelfel of the Racine [...]

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The Milwaukee Bucks Coaching Search: Taking their time and failing to inspire

The Milwaukee Bucks Coaching Search: Taking their time and failing to inspire

| May 21, 2013 | 5 Replies

ShareThus far, it’s difficult to say that the search for the next coach of the Milwaukee Bucks has been inspiring. It’s been relatively thorough, due diligence has been done on big names. They’ve at least explored making a splash. But the pool of candidates so far? Which one has you excited? Nate McMillan. Kelvin Sampson. J.B. Bickerstaff. [...]

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Woj: Bucks to interview Sampson and McMillan

Woj: Bucks to interview Sampson and McMillan

| May 6, 2013 | 9 Replies

ShareAccording to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Milwaukee Bucks will be interviewing Kelvin Sampson and Nate McMillan about the team’s head coaching job this week: McMillan and Sampson, a Houston Rocketsassistant, are two of Milwaukee general manager John Hammond’s top candidates for the job, league sources said. The news on Sampson comes as no surprise. Immediately after, [...]

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