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Larry Drew issues statement on Bucks firing


The Milwaukee Bucks surprisingly quickly fired head coach Larry Drew to make room for Jason Kidd as the new head coach. Drew offered a statement on the firing through Jeff Zillgitt, an NBA reporter for USA TODAY Sports.

As far as statements go it doesn’t get much classier or better than the way Drew handled it. He could’ve said just about anything he wanted but remained positive and respectful.

[UPDATE:] Full statement from Gary Washburn:

“I would like to thank Senator Herb Kohl and 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.

“Thank you to all of the great Bucks fans for your love and support, you truly are some of the best fans in the NBA.

“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. I wish the entire Bucks organization and the great city of Milwaukee nothing but the best in the future.”

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