Drew: Interview with Bucks ‘went well’

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Credit: Hyosub Shin

Current Hawks coach Larry Drew said his interview with the Bucks for their vacant position “went well.”

Drew interviewed with Milwaukee Monday. He told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution via text message that he was pleased with the meeting. Drew is under contract with the Hawks until June 30. General manager Danny Ferry is conducting a head coach search while he considers the direction of the franchise. Ferry granted the permission for Drew to speak to other NBA teams about their head coach vacancies during the process. There is at least one other team interested in speaking with Drew. Currently, the Bucks, Pistons, Nets, Bobcats and 76ers have openings.

Ferry and Drew have left open the possibility that he would return as Hawks coach after the search process in concluded.

Stan Van Gundy, one of the several known candidates for the Hawks position, told an Orlando radio station Tuesday that he will not return to coaching next season. Van Gundy spoke on 1080’s The David Baumann Show and called it a family decision.

That leaves Nate McMillan, Mike Budenholzer and Ettore Messina, along with Drew, as known candidates with the Hawks. There are believed to be others.