Drew in 2016
|Position||Associate head coach|
April 2, 1958 |
Kansas City, Kansas
|Listed height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Listed weight||170 lb (77 kg)|
|High school||Wyandotte (Kansas City, Kansas)|
|NBA draft||1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall|
|Selected by the Detroit Pistons|
|Number||22, 2, 10|
|1981–1986||Kansas City / Sacramento Kings|
|1986–1988||Los Angeles Clippers|
|1989–1991||Los Angeles Lakers|
|1992–1999||Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)|
|1999–2000||Detroit Pistons (assistant)|
|2000–2003||Washington Wizards (assistant)|
|2003–2004||New Jersey Nets (assistant)|
|2004–2010||Atlanta Hawks (assistant)|
|2014–present||Cleveland Cavaliers (assistant)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NBA statistics|
|Points||8,110 (11.4 ppg)|
|Rebounds||1,265 (1.8 rpg)|
|Assists||3,702 (5.2 apg)|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Larry Donnell Drew (born April 2, 1958) is an American professional basketball coach and former player. He is the associate head coach for 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" 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.
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.
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 Atlanta Hawks in 2010–11. His contract expired after the 2012–13 season, when the Hawks hired Mike Budenholzer to replace Drew.
On May 31, 2013, the Milwaukee Bucks hired Drew as their head coach.
On August 19, 2014, the Cleveland Cavaliers hired Drew as their assistant coach.
Head coaching record
|Regular season||G||Games coached||W||Games won||L||Games lost||W–L %||Win-loss %|
|Post season||PG||Playoff games||PW||Playoff wins||PL||Playoff losses||PW–L %||Playoff win-loss %|
|Atlanta||2010–11||82||44||38||.537||3rd in Southeast||12||6||6||.500||Lost in Conf. Semifinals|
|Atlanta||2011–12||66||40||26||.606||2nd in Southeast||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|
|Atlanta||2012–13||82||44||38||.537||2nd in Southeast||6||2||4||.333||Lost in First Round|
|Milwaukee||2013–14||82||15||67||.183||5th in Central||—||—||—||—||Missed Playoffs|
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 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before transferring to the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2011. His son in the middle, Landon, played for the California State University, Northridge Matadors men's basketball team. Finally, his youngest son, Lindsey, plays for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack.
- "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 29, 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". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011.
- Younger Drew headed to Northridge - On The Trail Blog - ESPN