Larry Drew will be the next head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/NBAE via Getty Images)
The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Larry Drew to become their head coach, according to multiple reports. Drew and the Bucks agreed in principle to a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth year.
The Bucks selected Drew after narrowing down their head coaching options to Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson, Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford and Drew.
Drew has spent the last three seasons as the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks where he compiled a 128-120 record in the regular season. He guided the Hawks to a 44-38 record and the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference before falling to the Indiana Pacers in the first round of the playoffs.
The Bucks finished 38-44 in the regular season with the eight seed in the Eastern Conference. Milwaukee was ousted in the first round of the playoffs by the Miami Heat.