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Report: Cavaliers hire former Bucks coach Larry Drew as assistant

Report: Cavaliers hire former Bucks coach Larry Drew as assistant Photo: Rocky Widner/NBA via Getty Images

Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew will join the Cleveland Cavaliers' staff as an assistant, the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn reports.

Drew was fired by the Bucks in June so the team could hire Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd. The Bucks went 15-67 last season in Drew's first year as head coach. Before joining the Bucks, Drew led the Atlanta Hawks to a 128-104 record in three seasons with the team.

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Drew will join the staff of first-year head coach David Blatt.

Cleveland had an eventful offseason, as LeBron James announced he was returning to Cleveland after four seasons with the Miami Heat.

The Cavs also reportedly have agreed to acquire Minnesota Timberwolves power forward Kevin Love in exchange for No. 1 picks Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett and a first-round draft pick. It was also reported the NBA may block the trade if Love and Cleveland have agreed to an extension before the trade is finalized.

- Paul Palladino

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