Bucks introduce Drew as new head coach
MILWAUKEE - We knew that Larry Drew would be introduced as the Milwaukee Bucks' new coach today. What we didn't know is that afterward, owner Herb Kohl would tell reporters he's more confident than ever that a new arena will be built to replace the Bradley Center.
Kohl said quote, "We know we have to find a way to a new facility and we will. The question is when and how." Kohl - who has pledged an undetermined amount of money for a new arena - said it involves more than the future of the Bucks. He said quote, "Milwaukee and Wisconsin need a 21st century sports-and-entertainment complex."
Drew replaces Jim Boylan, who was fired as the Bucks' coach a month ago. Drew spent the last three seasons as the head man in Atlanta, when the Hawks made the playoffs each year. He promised not to change a thing about his coaching style. He said he develops relationships with his players that go beyond the court - and of the Bucks' players, he said quote, "We're going to become buddies." Drew went 128-102 with the Hawks. Reports said he's getting $10.5 million dollars, with over $7.5 million guaranteed for a three-year contract with a team option for a fourth season.