May 17, 2013 5:26 PM EDT
Larry Drew will interview for the Milwaukee Bucks' head coaching vacancy on Monday and is receiving interest from a second team.
The Bucks called Danny Ferry about speaking with Drew, who is still under contract with the Atlanta Hawks until June 30, and they were granted permission.
“I’ve moved on from the situation,” Drew said. “We had a very professional talk just trying to get things in order since I’m still under contract.”
While Drew is prepared to part ways with the Hawks, the door is not completely closed on him returning as coach.
“There is not a sadness,” Drew said. “This is a business. We left open that this could evolve back. If it doesn’t, I have to move on. That’s how this business works. I knew that. Nine years is a good run. There is a business side to this profession."
May 17, 2013 11:29 AM EDT
J.J. Redick is unlikely to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a report.
Redick will become an unrestricted free agent on July 1.
Redick is coming off a reported 3-year, $20 million contract.
May 16, 2013 9:21 PM EDT
Jerry Sloan is not interested in taking the Milwaukee Bucks’ vacant head coaching position.
Sloan met with Bucks officials last week.
"The bottom line is, Jerry doesn't really feel it's the right fit for him right now," Keith Glass, Sloan’s agent, said on Thursday. "He's interested (in coaching again). He's in Chicago now watching the Pre-Draft. And his name keeps popping up with every job, and he hasn't applied for anything. He had a real nice meeting with them. They came to see him on his farm (in downstate Illinois). They had a great meeting just in terms of liking each other. (Bucks general manager) John Hammond said 'I wish I could have stayed and watched the game with him.' It's just not the right fit for Jerry, from Jerry's point of view. That's not a negative thing; that's just the reality."
Glass said that Sloan would be interested in coaching a playoff-level team.
"Jerry probably is a lot like Scott, in that the working conditions and where the team is (contender-wise) are important," Glass said. "For Jerry to go to a place that's going to take years to build—and I'm not talking about Milwaukee, I'm talking about anywhere—that's just not right for him. They have to be able to compete. Jerry is a competitor, and he wants to compete and teach."
May 13, 2013 4:57 PM EDT
Jerry Sloan has already met with the Milwaukee Bucks about their head coaching vacancy and sources say he is a serious candidate.
Sloan abruptly stepped down as head coach of the Utah Jazz in February of 2011.
The Bucks fired Scott Skiles midseason and replaced him with Jim Boylan on an interim basis.
May 13, 2013 1:49 PM EDT
Steve Clifford has an interview with the Milwaukee Bucks for their head coaching vacancy on Monday, according to sources.
Clifford spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers after serving as assistant coach of the Orlando Magic for five seasons. Clifford was previously with the Houston Rockets for four seasons.
Clifford also will interview with the Charlotte Bobcats.
John Hammond is searching for a replacement for Jim Boylan.
May 09, 2013 10:08 PM EDT
J.J. Redick plans to consult with Mike Krzyzewski before making his free agent decision.
Redick will spend the offseason in Texas as he explores his options for the future.
"I don't take anything for granted," Redick said. "If I have one option or four options this summer, I'll be excited about anything. I feel blessed that I made it through my seventh year, and I'm healthy and in one piece. I'm excited about the future. It's probably my only chance to be unrestricted during the prime of my career. It's exciting."
Redick shot just 31.8 percent from beyond the arc after being acquired by the Milwaukee Bucks at the trade deadline.
May 09, 2013 6:20 PM EDT
Mark Jackson was asked on Thursday how the Golden State Warriors' trade of Monta Ellis for Andrew Bogut, which created more opportunities for Klay Thompson.
“It helped change the culture," said Jackson. :Obviously it was easier to pull the trigger because we knew what we had in Klay and it was time for him to be a starting two-guard. And he does everything right.”
Jackson was asked for anything specific in how the trade helped change the culture.
"You know," said Jackson.
Jackson called Ellis the third best shooting guard in the NBA when he was hired.
May 09, 2013 12:55 PM EDT
Monta Ellis has yet to decide if he will opt out of his $11 million deal for the 13-14 NBA season, but he could have one potential suitor in the Sacramento Kings.
A member of the Kings' prospective ownership group has worked on a background check on Ellis as a potential player to sign if Tyreke Evans departs in the offseason.
Evans will be a restricted free agent in the offseason.
May 09, 2013 12:47 PM EDT
Monta Ellis and Larry Sanders nearly engaged in a physical confrontation after Game 3 of the Milwaukee Bucks' first round series against the Miami Heat, according to four sources.
The Bucks were swept by the Heat in four games.
The two players had to be physically separated.
One source described the confrontation as “just words between teammates in the locker room.”
Sanders made a speech following a 13-points loss on the Bucks' home floor in an attempt to rally his teammates.
“We need to start playing together as a team and stop worrying about next year,” according to one of the people briefed on the confrontation. “We need to stop being selfish and start worrying about right now.”
Ellis “took umbrage,” according to another person with knowledge of the situation.
Ellis and Brandon Jennings will likely be free agents this offseason.
May 01, 2013 1:05 PM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks have relieved Jim Boylan of his duties as interim head coach.
Boylan went 22-28 as head coach, helping the Bucks secure the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.
Stan Van Gundy and Kelvin Sampson are the two main targets for the Bucks, according to sources that spoke with Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski.
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Heading into free agency, Mike Dunleavy believes he will definitely consider returning to the Bucks and liked his situation over the past two seasons.
Despite speculation surrounding his future in the NBA, Gustavo Ayon expects the Bucks to pick up the team option on his contract for next season and is looking forward to returning, his agent Emilio Duran told RealGM.
Jeff Weltman is currently assistant general manager of the Bucks.
Monta Ellis seems to prefer the culture with the Bucks over the Warriors.
Michael Curry will interview for the 76ers' vacancy while eyeing job openings around the NBA, the former Pistons' head coach told RealGM on Thursday afternoon.
Monta Ellis has indicated his desire to opt out after this season.
J.J. Redick will be a free agent this summer and he figures to cash in with the market being down.
Brandon Jennings was held scoreless for the first time in his NBA career, going 0-for-3 in 17 minutes.
Larry Sanders has been fined $50,000 for using a derogatory and offensive term and publicly criticizing the officials.
Tobias Harris admits he did not expect to be traded by the Bucks in a deal that brought J.J. Redick to Milwaukee.
Mar 09, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Monta Ellis has long been expected to opt out this offseason.
Mar 09, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Samuel Dalembert has gained the trust of Bucks interim coach Jim Boylan.
Brandon Jennings would make $4.5 million if he plays the 13-14 NBA season under the qualifying offer.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar played for the Milwaukee Bucks from 1969-75, leading the franchise to a championship in 1971.
Monta Ellis and Ty Lawson have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.
Mar 01, 2013 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Hawks fully expected to find a trade involving Josh Smith before the deadline.
The Bucks have suspended Samuel Dalembert one game for a violation of team policy.
The Bucks are looking to move up in the playoff standings.
The Hawks appeared to get the closest to an agreement on a trade with the Bucks on Josh Smith.
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