Larry Drew is an American professional basketball coach and former player who serves as an assistant coach for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association. He played in the NBA for ten seasons. During those periods, he was a member of teams like the Detroit Pistons, Kansas City, Los Angeles Clippers, Scavolini Presno, and the Los Angeles Lakers.
Drew was born in Kansas City, Kansas on April 2, 1958. He played in a total of 714 NBA games and scored a total of 8,110 points. He was inducted into the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame in 2018.
Larry Drew's Career
Drew's NBA career stats include 8,110 points, 1,265 rebounds, and 3,702 assists. The Kansas-born former point guard started his mentoring career with the Los Angeles Lakers in 1992 serving as an assistant coach until 1999. He then went to the Detroit Pistons and helmed the same position of assisting the head manager till 2000.
The other teams where he acted as a subordinate include Washington Wizards (2000-2003), New Jersey Nets (2003-2004), and Atlanta Hawks (2004-2010). His first job as the head coach came in 2010 with the Atlanta Hawks. He exited the team in 2012-13, being replaced by Mike Budenholzer.
In May 2013, he was hired by the Milwaukee Bucks but was later terminated from the position to welcome Jason Kidd. He then assisted the Cleveland Cavaliers coach staff and went on to become a member of their NBA Championship campaign. He became the Cavaliers, interim head coach, after their then chief manager Tyronn Lue took a leave for health issues.
On November 5, 2018, he was named as the Cavaliers' permanent head coach. He parted ways with the team in 2019. His current job as an assistant coach of the Los Angeles Clippers began on November 16, 2020.
Larry Drew Net Worth and Salary
Drew's documented salary with the Milwaukee Bucks was reported to be around $2 million a year. Data show he racked up $6 million in salaries from the three seasons he spent with the Bucks. At the Atlanta Hawks, he was provided an average salary of over $1 million - this was presumably during his tenure as their head coach, or so the sources tell.
Likewise, Hoops Hype show his wages as a player for the Los Angeles Lakers was around $600,000. Adjusted for the inflation, he raked in more than $2 million during the course of his two years' stay at the Los Angeles Lakers.
Analysts deduce since his career began as an assistant coach, he has been raking an average salary of $700,000 and must have convincingly netted around $20 million altogether. That being said, his fortune, at the very least, should be in the neighborhood of $5-$10 million.
Larry Drew's Wife and Family
Drew is married to Sharon Yvette Curry. She was born on July 22, 1962. Drew and Sharon started their marital rides on July 14, 1986. Together, they are parents to three sons, Larry II, Landon, and Lindsey.
His son Larry II played collegiate basketball at the University of North Carolina and UCLA. He last played in the NBA as a point guard with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2018. Larry's second son Landon is a guard at Cal State Northridge men's basketball team.
Drew's third son, Lindsey plays for the men's basketball team of the University of Nevada. Sharon is a former cheerleader at the University of Washington and now describes herself as a tutor, nurse, and psychiatrist.