Larry Drew: 'Sacking from Milwaukee Bucks came as a surprise'

Milwaukee Bucks head coach Larry Drew looks on during the game against New York Knicks on October 30, 2013
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Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew says that he's surprised at being removed from his position after only a year at the helm of the NBA team.

Sacked Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew has revealed that he was surprised by the team's new owners' decision to terminate his contract.

Drew had only spent one season at the helm of the Bucks and was relieved of his position after the team was purchased by investment firm executives Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry.

"My swift termination did come as a surprise to me, but I accept new owners Wesley Edens's and Marc Lasry's decision that they've made," said Drew in the statement.

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

It is believed that the team's new owners purchased the franchise for around $550m (£320m).

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