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Larry Drew spent three seasons with the Hawks. (AP)

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement to hire Larry Drew as their head coach.

Drew, the former coach of the Atlanta Hawks, received a three-year contract with a team option for a fourth season.

In three seasons in Atlanta, Drew had a 128-102 record. The Hawks advanced to the playoffs all three years, including the conference semifinals in 2010-11. The Hawks hired San Antonio Spurs assistant Mike Budenholzer this week to replace Drew.

The Bucks also considered Houston Rockets assistant Kelvin Sampson and Los Angeles Lakers assistant Steve Clifford. The Charlotte Bobcats hired Clifford as their new head coach.

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