Former Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew has been tight-lipped about how he was treated by his former team. Drew was fired on June 30 in favor of Jason Kidd in a very unprofessional way. It was so unprofessional that it rubbed many people the wrong way.
Drew, who is now an assistant coach for the Cleveland Cavaliers, says he is moving forward but was blindsided with the way he was fired.
“From their (the owners’) standpoint, there’s no set time for these type of things,” Drew said in an interview with the Journal Sentinel.
“It caught me in a position when I least expected it. But I know how these things work. I don’t have any hard feelings, any grudges against anybody.
“Marc (Lasry) called me and I just wished him luck. I’ve got to keep moving forward.”
He also didn’t like the press conference introducing Jabari Parker either.
“The whole Jabari thing, putting me in that position, I don’t think it was very professional,” Drew said. “I wish it wouldn’t have happened that way, but it did.
“If I had been a new coach, I might have reacted differently (to the firing). But because I’ve been in this so long and I’ve had friends who have had these type things happen to them, I was OK.
“This is the life we choose and sometimes you have to expect the unexpected.”
Drew has shown a lot of class to take the high road on this. He probably is better off in the long run not having to work we that new ownership.