ST. FRANCIS, Wis. — Milwaukee Bucks coach Larry Drew is set to hire his coaching staff, and it won’t include anyone from the previous regime.
Assistant coaches Anthony Goldwire, Chris Gilmartin, Sidney Moncrief, Bill Peterson and Joe Wolf all have been told their contracts won’t be renewed, a Bucks official confirmed Wednesday.
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A native of Kohler, Wis., Wolf took over as the team’s lead assistant after Jim Boylan became head coach in January. Milwaukee was Wolf’s first NBA coaching job, as he joined Scott Skiles’ staff in 2008 after coaching in the D-League.
His number hanging from the rafters at the BMO Harris Bradley Center, Moncrief returned to Bucks as an assistant coach in 2011. In 10 seasons with the Bucks as a player, Moncrief was a five-time all-star and was twice named the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year.
Like Wolf, Goldwire’s first job as an assistant coach came when he was hired with the Bucks in 2010. Peterson, the longest tenured assistant coach, has been with the Bucks for the past six seasons as their player development coach.
Named to the coaching staff when Boylan took over for Skiles, Gilmartin has been in the Bucks organization for 16 seasons, beginning as the assistant video coordinator. He served as the team’s advance scout for 10 years before coming to the bench.
Drew has yet to formally announce his coaching staff, but former NBA guard and Kenosha, Wis. native Nick Van Exel and longtime NBA assistant Bob Bender helped run Milwaukee’s draft workout Wednesday. Both were on Drew’s coaching staff in Atlanta.