MILWAUKEE - When Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond set out on the coaching search, he set forth two traits he was looking for in his next coach.
The first was to find someone who could demand the respect out of players and then "coach the heck out of them." Hammond is confident he's found the perfect mix of the two in Larry Drew, who was introduced as the 13th head coach in franchise history Monday at the BMO Harris Bradley Center.
Joined by his wife Sharon, two of his three sons and his uncle, Drew displayed a confident demeanor that his ways will help the Bucks become a consistent winner.
"One thing I can assure you, when we step out every night, we are going to be a committed group," Drew said. "We are going to play hard, we are going to play together. My job is to put together a team that this city can be proud of. That's my goal.
"Just give me some players, give me some guys who are willing to play hard every night, committed to playing for one another, committed to ...