This article is about the basketball coach and retired player. For his son and active basketball player, see
Larry Drew II
Larry Donnell Drew (born April 2, 1958) is an American former professional basketball player who is the assistant coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Drew was selected by the Detroit Pistons in the 1st round (17th overall) of the 1980 NBA Draft. A 6'1" [1 ] point guard from the University of Missouri, Drew played in 10 NBA seasons. He played for the Pistons, Kansas City/Sacramento Kings, Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers. In 1988–89, Drew played in the Italian League with Scavolini. [1 ]
In his NBA career, Drew played in 714 games and scored a total of 8,110 points. His best year as a professional came during the
1982–83 season as a member of the Kings, appearing in 75 games and averaging 20.1 points, 8.1 assists and 1.7 steals per contest. [1 ]
Drew served as an assistant coach for the
Los Angeles Lakers ( 1992–1999), Detroit Pistons ( 1999–2000), Washington Wizards ( 2000– 2003), New Jersey Nets ( 2003–2004), and Atlanta Hawks ( 2004– 2010). He became the head coach of the [1 ] Atlanta Hawks in 2010–11. His contract expired after the [1 ] 2012–13 season, when the Hawks hired Mike Budenholzer to replace Drew. [2 ]
On May 31, 2013, the Milwaukee Bucks hired Drew as their head coach.
On June 30, 2014, the Bucks fired Drew from their head coaching position after acquiring head coach
Jason Kidd from the Brooklyn Nets. [4 ]
On August 19, 2014, the
Cleveland Cavaliers hired Drew as their assistant coach.
Head coaching record [ edit ]
Playoff win-loss %
Personal life [ edit ]
Drew is married to Sharon Drew and they have three children,
Larry II, Landon and Lindsey. His older son, Larry II, played collegiate basketball at the [1 ] University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2011. His other son, Landon, plays for the [5 ] California State University, Northridge Matadors men's basketball team. [6 ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c d e f "Larry Drew Named Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks". NBA.com. June 13, 2010 . Retrieved . June 13, 2010
^ "Hawks hire Mike Budenholzer to replace Larry Drew as coach". SportingNews.com. Associated Press. May 28, 2013. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
^ "Bucks Reach Agreement with Drew to Become Head Coach". NBA.com. May 31, 2013 . Retrieved . May 31, 2013
^ "Bucks Announce Coaching Change". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 30, 2014 . Retrieved . June 30, 2014
^ Bolch, Ben (March 28, 2011). "UCLA basketball: Former North Carolina guard Larry Drew II joins Bruins". . Archived from Los Angeles Times the original on May 21, 2011.
^ Younger Drew headed to Northridge - On The Trail Blog - ESPN
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