Friday , Apr , 18 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Milwaukee Bucks Fire Larry Krystkowiak

Bucks coach Larry Krystkowiak was fired today, sources confirmed, one day after the team finished a deeply disappointing season with a 26-56 record.

Krystkowiak, who was named head coach on March 15, 2007, won 31 of 100 games with the Bucks. His final defeat came as the Bucks fell in overtime, 110-101, to the Minnesota Timberwolves on Wednesday night in Minneapolis.

New Bucks general manager John Hammond said earlier this week that he would move quickly to determine Krystkowiak’s status once the season ended, and the two met this morning. On Wednesday, Hammond also said director of player personnel Dave Babcock would be retained. [Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel]