Moncrief joins Bucks' coaching staff

Aug. 15, 2011 at 3:17 PM

MILWAUKEE, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Sidney Moncrief, known for his defensive acumen as a player, has rejoined the Milwaukee Bucks as an assistant coach.

Moncrief, 53, played 10 seasons for the Bucks, averaging 16.7 points and 5.0 rebounds. The NBA club retired his No. 4 jersey in 1990.

Moncrief, picked by head Coach Scott Skiles to fill a vacancy created by the departure of Kelvin Sampson to the Houston Rockets, previously was an assistant for Golden State and Dallas.

The University of Arkansas product also was a head coach of the NBA Development League's Fort Worth Flyers and head coach at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

Moncrief was named the NBA's top defensive player for the 1982-83 and 1983-84 seasons -- the first two years the award was presented.

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