Feb 1, 2014; Memphis, TN, USA; Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew during the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at FedExForum. Memphis defeated Milwaukee 99-90. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Larry Drew Joins Jim Boylan On Cleveland Cavaliers’ Coaching Staff

Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew has officially joined David Blatt’s staff with the Cleveland Cavaliers as an assistant, according to a report.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing a Yahoo Sports report, said Drew’s hiring was announced Tuesday.

Drew’s addition to the staff for the Cavaliers means the last two Bucks head coaches are now assistants in Cleveland. One-time Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan was added to Blatt’s staff earlier this summer.

Drew was the coach of the Bucks for just one season, leading them to a franchise-record worst 15-67 mark last season.

Milwaukee was 22-28 under Boylan after Scott Skiles was fired in December 2012. The Bucks went on to be swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs that year.

Boylan was an assistant for Mike Brown with the Cavaliers last season and was retained by Blatt.

A former Bucks player is also an assistant for the Cavaliers. Associate head coach Tyronn Lue played for Milwaukee for part of his final NBA season in 2008-09, averaging 4.2 points, 1.5 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 13.1 minutes per game over 30 games before he was traded to the Orlando Magic in February of that season.

A journeyman guard, Lue played 11 seasons with seven different teams. He spent last season as Doc Rivers’ top assistant with the Los Angeles Clippers.

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