Harris made impassioned plea to keep job; Sessions to get more floor timeLarry Harris said he made an impassioned plea to keep his job as the Milwaukee Bucks’ general manager.
Larry Harris said he made an impassioned plea to keep his job as the Milwaukee Bucks’ general manager.
But after his long meeting with the owner last Sunday, Herb Kohl decided to look outside the organization for new leadership.
Harris was let go on Wednesday after more than 20 years with the Bucks, the last five as general manager.
He was in the final year of his contract, but he insisted it did not affect his job performance.
Harris defended criticisms that he overpaid players, saying small-market teams must do it to attract good people.
He said he refused to let players like Michael Redd and Mo Williams leave for bigger spotlights after they got good.
Harris also defended Kohl, saying he’s trying his hardest to win and said Kohl allowed him to make his own decisions.
He also said he’s leaving the Bucks in good shape as far as talent goes. Harris says Andrew Bogut is a potential All-Star, Yi Jianlian is a promising forward, and Redd is a well-established guard.
Harris also said he’ll try to get another job in the NBA.
Sessions playing time
Bucks’ rookie point guard Ramon Sessions will get some more playing time.
Bucks’ Head Coach Larry Krystkowiak says he wants to get a better look at the second-round draft pick from Nevada in the final 15 games of the regular season.
Sessions spent three months in the NBA’s Developmental League, where he had 21 points and eight assists a game for Tulsa.
The Bucks recalled him on Feb. 1 and he broke his left hand in his first practice.
Sessions has only been in three games since then and Krystkowiak said he needs to play.
He said Sessions defends the pick and roll very well and he doesn’t commit many turnovers.
Sessions played most of the second quarter against Utah on March 12th, and had four points and three assists.
The Bucks have lost six straight and will host Cleveland Saturday night.