Larry Drew

Inside Biography

Larry Donnell Drew is an American professional basketball player, who was born on the 2nd of April 2, 1958 and is currently 57 years of age. He was born as the third son of Michelle Banks and Logan Jeremy Drew, who was a black smith. Growing up in their home at Kansas City, life was not very fair or enjoyable for Larry as a kid. His elder brothers Matthew and Sedan worked in fields after school to make money, but Larry was more interested into sports. After completing his school hours, he used to hang around the school’s basketball team and showed real promise and interest into basketball. Thus, he was coached by his school’s team coach and although his father objected to his involvement in the sports, Larry never really thought about not playing. He was a good student in the cla s s and outside the cla s s as well, but not very strong with education. However, after finding his interest and talent in basketball, he started getting scholarships and also made money for himself. Attending the local Wyandotte Public High, he graduated from there and applied for the University of Missouri on a scholarship program. Upon joining his college, he played for the freshman team and with fantastic results and scores, helped the rookie team win many levels of competition. Born and raised in a Christian family, Larry is an American by nationality and he belongs to black ethnicity.

He started his professional career at the age of 17, when he joined the Detroit Pistons in 1980’s NBA draft. A 6 foot 1 inch player, he played as a point guard from his University days and quickly adapted to his new team. With his 10 seasons in NBA, he played for many different professional clubs like the Sacramento Kings, Kansas City, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers etc. He even played in Italy for a couple of years, with the team named Scavolini between 1988/ 89. With a total of 714 games in his NBA career, he has scored a total of 8 thousand one hundred and ten points, and had his best spell in the 1982/ 83 seasons when he was playing with Sacramento Kings. In a total of 75 games with them, he has a record of about 20 points per game, which is an outstanding record.

After finishing his career as a player, Larry started to coach teams and young talents. With his love for the sport, he wanted to be involved in it one way or another, and thus in 1992 took the job of an a s sistant coach for Los Angeles Lakers from 1992 to 1999. He also coached Detroit Pistons for only a year and then moved to Washington Wizards, where he worked from 2000 to 2003. His other coaching jobs were in New Jersey Nets from 2003 to 2004 and also in Atlanta Hawks from 2004 to 2010. Currently, he is the a s sistant coach of Cleveland Cavaliers, where he was appointed in the August of 2014.

Regarding his personal life, Larry is a married man and is also a father of three children. He has been in a long and stable relationship with his wife Sharon Drew and the couple have got three kids together named; Larry II, Landon and Lindsey. All of his children are a s sociated with basketball and they have been playing for different teams and universities. 

by sanjeet, 15 May, 2015

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