Only a few days after officially becoming the ex-coach of the Atlanta Hawks, Larry Drew has found another head coaching gig. The Milwaukee Bucks hired him today and gave him a $10 million contract over four seasons. Drew and Kelvin Sampson, an assistant coach for the Houston Rockets, were the final two candidates considered by Milwaukee.
Drew was a solid hire. While in Atlanta, he had a record of 128-102 despite not having a whole lot of talent at his disposal. In fact, it’s easy to argue that each and every one of his teams overachieved while he was with the Hawks.
In Milwaukee, his laidback personality should fit well on a team that has undergone a ton of changes in the past year. The Bucks needed a leader who will calm everyone down and return the focus to the mission of winning basketball games — and Drew will do just that.