Drew surprised at dismissal

 

The Sports Network

Milwaukee, WI (SportsNetwork.com) - Larry Drew said he was surprised by his quick dismissal after one year as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The Bucks were just 15-67 in Drew's short tenure. He was replaced earlier this week by Jason Kidd, who left the Brooklyn Nets after one season and cost Milwaukee a pair of draft choices.

"I would like to thank (previous Bucks owner) Senator Herb Kohl and (Bucks GM) John Hammond for giving me the opportunity to coach the Milwaukee Bucks this past season. Although my tenure was brief, it will forever be memorable," said Drew in a statement released through the team.

Drew was apparently never given any indication he wouldn't return for the 2014-15 season despite finishing with the NBA's worst record. New owners Marc Lasry and Wesley Edens, however, had other ideas when they secretly began a courtship of Kidd.

"My swift termination did come as a surprise to me, but I accept new owners Wesley Edens' and Marc Lasry's decision that they've made," Drew added. "I wish the entire Bucks organization and the great city of Milwaukee nothing but the best in the future."

Drew had spent three seasons as head coach of the Atlanta Hawks before taking on the start of the Bucks' rebuilding process. He has a career coaching mark of 143-169.

Read more Basketball Wires stories from the Miami Herald

Get your Miami Heat Fan Gear!

Join the
Discussion

The Miami Herald is pleased to provide this opportunity to share information, experiences and observations about what's in the news. Some of the comments may be reprinted elsewhere on the site or in the newspaper. We encourage lively, open debate on the issues of the day, and ask that you refrain from profanity, hate speech, personal comments and remarks that are off point. Thank you for taking the time to offer your thoughts.

The Miami Herald uses Facebook's commenting system. You need to log in with a Facebook account in order to comment. If you have questions about commenting with your Facebook account, click here.

Have a news tip? You can send it anonymously. Click here to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Miami Herald and el Nuevo Herald.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

  • Marketplace

Today's Circulars

  • Quick Job Search

Enter Keyword(s) Enter City Select a State Select a Category