Moncrief returning to Bucks as coach

Sidney Moncrief, one of the Milwaukee Bucks’ legendary players, is finalizing an agreement to return to the franchise as an assistant coach, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Moncrief will replace Kelvin Sampson on Scott Skiles’ coaching staff, and have significant responsibilities on the defensive side. Sampson left the Bucks to become Kevin McHale's lead assistant with the Houston Rockets.

A five-time All-Star in his 10 seasons with Milwaukee in the 1980s, Moncrief was the catalyst of perennial Eastern Conference-contending Bucks. He was twice the NBA’s Defensive Player of the Year, and was named four times to the All-Defensive first-team.

Moncrief, 53, had had several coaching jobs in recent years, including stops with the Dallas Mavericks, Golden State Warriors, the NBDL, China and Arkansas-Little Rock.