Larry Drew

This article is about the basketball coach and retired player. For his son and active basketball player, see Larry Drew II.
Larry Drew

Drew in 2016
Cleveland Cavaliers
Position Associate Head Coach
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1958-04-02) April 2, 1958
Kansas City, Kansas
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Wyandotte (Kansas City, Kansas)
College Missouri (1976–1980)
NBA draft 1980 / Round: 1 / Pick: 17th overall
Selected by the Detroit Pistons
Playing career 1980–1991
Position Point guard
Number 22, 2, 10
Coaching career 1992–present
Career history
As player:
1980–1981 Detroit Pistons
19811986 Kansas City / Sacramento Kings
19861988 Los Angeles Clippers
1988–1989 Scavolini Pesaro
19891991 Los Angeles Lakers
As coach:
19921999 Los Angeles Lakers (assistant)
1999–2000 Detroit Pistons (assistant)
20002003 Washington Wizards (assistant)
2003–2004 New Jersey Nets (assistant)
20042010 Atlanta Hawks (assistant)
20102013 Atlanta Hawks
2013–2014 Milwaukee Bucks
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

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.[1] 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.[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 (20002003), New Jersey Nets (2003–2004), and Atlanta Hawks (20042010).[1] He became the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks in 2010–11.[1] His contract expired after the 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.[3]

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

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 %
Team Year G W L WL% Finish PG PW PL PWL% Result
Atlanta 2010–11 824438.5373rd in Southeast1266.500 Lost in Conf. Semifinals
Atlanta 2011–12 664026.6062nd in Southeast624.333 Lost in First Round
Atlanta 2012–13 824438.5372nd in Southeast624.333 Lost in First Round
Milwaukee 2013–14 821567.1835th in Central Missed Playoffs
Career 312143169.458 241014.417

Personal life

Drew is married to Sharon Drew and they have three children, Larry II, Landon and Lindsey.[1] 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.[5] His son in the middle, Landon, played for the California State University, Northridge Matadors men's basketball team.[6] Finally, his youngest son, Lindsey, plays for the University of Nevada Wolf Pack.[7]

See also


  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 "Larry Drew Named Head Coach of the Atlanta Hawks". June 13, 2010. Retrieved June 13, 2010.
  2. "Hawks hire Mike Budenholzer to replace Larry Drew as coach". Associated Press. May 28, 2013. Archived from the original on May 28, 2013.
  3. "Bucks Reach Agreement with Drew to Become Head Coach". May 31, 2013. Retrieved May 31, 2013.
  4. "Bucks Announce Coaching Change". Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. June 30, 2014. Retrieved June 30, 2014.
  5. 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.
  6. Younger Drew headed to Northridge - On The Trail Blog - ESPN
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