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Bucks officially announce additions of David Morway, Jim Cleamons, Scott Williams and Josh Oppenheimer to staff

The Bucks rounded out their coaching staff last month...but now they're making it official.

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Surprising precisely no one, the Bucks announced (acknowledged might be a better term) the additions of lead assistant Jim Cleamons, big man coach Scott Williams and player development coach Josh Oppenheimer to Larry Drew's staff today. They join the previously announced Bob Bender and Kenosha native Nick Van Exel, both of whom worked with Drew in Atlanta. The Bucks also officially announced former Pacers GM David Morway as John Hammond's new assistant GM, replacing the departed Jeff Weltman, who got a hefty raise to take a similar job assisting Masai Ujiri in Toronto.

On paper it's hard to argue with Drew's choice of lieutenants. Cleamons is no stranger to great teams, having won 10 championship rings as a player (with the Lakers) and coach (with Phil Jackson in both Chicago and L.A.). He'll be dealing with a much different type of situation in Milwaukee, but the Bucks could use an infusion of high standards, right? Meanwhile, the remainder of the staff seems particularly well-suited to helping develop the Bucks' youngsters, which should be high on everyone's list of requirements. Van Exel figures to tutor point guards Brandon Knight and Nate Wolters, Williams will work with John Henson, Larry Sanders and the rest of the Bucks' bigs, and Oppenheimer will likely spend lots of quality time helping Giannis Antetokounmpo (among others) with, you know, everything.

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