Nick Van Exel, Bob Bender officially join Larry Drew's staff in Milwaukee

The Milwaukee Bucks officially announced the hiring of former Atlanta Hawks assistant coaches Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender.

As was expected, the Milwaukee Bucks have announced the additions of Nick Van Exel and Bob Bender to Larry Drew's coaching staff. The two were reportedly helping Drew with draft workouts earlier this month but an official announcement wasn't made until Monday.

Van Exel worked primarily in player development while with the Hawks for the last three seasons. Bender had been with Atlanta for the last nine seasons. No word on whether or not assistant coach Lester Conner will also be a part of the Bucks' staff. Bob Weiss and Kenny Atkinson were also a part of the Hawks' staff last season.

The Hawks have announced the additions of Quin Snyder and Darvin Ham to Mike Budenholzer's staff in Atlanta. Ham previously worked in player development with the Lakers but what his role with the Hawks might be has not been disclosed.

Atkinson could be the only incumbent that might have a chance to stick in Atlanta. He was hired prior to last season after working in player development for the New York Knicks.

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