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Former Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew will be coaching the Milwaukee Bucks next season, replacing interim head coach Jim Boylan.
Drew is technically under contract with the Hawks until July 1, but has been replaced there by Mike Budenholzer, the current lead assistant for Gregg Popovich with the San Antonio Spurs.
While he is a tough-minded coach who preaches defense, his offense has been criticized for being unimaginative.
The 55-year-old Drew spent three seasons with the Hawks making the playoffs every time. He compiled a 128-102 regular-season record and a 10-14 playoff record. Atlanta went 44-38 this past season en route to earning the sixth seed in the Eastern Conference.
The club was ousted from the first round in six games by the Indiana Pacers.
According to Gery Woelfel of the Journal Times, the Bucks were internally "split" about whether to hire Drew or Kelvin Sampson, the other finalist.
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Larry Drew Shifts Coaching Job from Hawks to Bucks