Bucks tab 'Sir Sid' as assistant coach

CREATED Aug. 15, 2011

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  • Sidney Moncrief. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee Bucks have gone to one of their all-time greats to help lead the team during their next season.

The Bucks have chosen Sidney Moncrief, 53, as the team's newest assistant coach on Scott Skiles' staff.

Moncrief is one of the most beloved Bucks from the past.  "Sir Sid" earned two NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 1983 and 1984, and was named to the NBA All-Star team five times in his career.

The Bucks won seven straight division titles with Moncrief from 1979-85.  The teams went to the Eastern Conference Finals three times while he was a Buck.

Moncrief also served as an assistant coach with Dallas (2000-03) and Golden State (2007-09) while serving as head coach of the Fort Worth Flyers in the NBA Developmental League in 2006-07.