Mar 11, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew calls a play during the second quarter against the Minnesota Timberwolves at Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Bucks fire former Tar Heel's Dad Larry Drew

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According to ESPN, the Milwaukee Bucks made a coaching change Monday afternoon, firing Larry Drew and picking up the Brooklyn Nets’ coach Jason Kidd in the process. In the trade, the Bucks sent two second round picks in 2015 and 2019 to Brooklyn to secure the deal. 

Larry Drew is the father of Larry Drew II, who played at UNC from 2008 to 2011. Drew was the 17th overall pick of the Detroit Pistons in the 1980 NBA Draft. He began coaching in 1992 with the Lakers and was head coach of the Atlanta Hawks from 2010 to 2013. He was coach of the Bucks for one unsuccessful season from 2013-2014 before being fired this afternoon.

His son, Drew II, was a 2008 McDonalds All-American and highly touted recruit out of Taft High School. He won a National Championship with Tyler Hansbrough and Ty Lawson on the 2009 team, and took over the starting point guard role in 2010. But Roy Williams made the switch to Kendall Marshall in the middle of the 2011 season, and Drew abruptly left the Carolina Basketball program on February 3rd, 2011.

Larry Drew II was picked up by the Heat before the 2013 season after one season of basketball at UCLA. After one preseason game, he was waived on October 21st. Later, the Sioux Falls Skyforce of the NBA D-League picked him up.

Per to ESPN Stats and Information, Kidd is the first NBA coach to switch teams following his rookie season since Stan Albeck and Jack McKinney did so in 1980.

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