Former Bucks coach Frank Hamblen passes away

MILWAUKEE -- A man who spent nine seasons with the Milwaukee Bucks - 65 games as head coach - has passed away, according to a report.

Frank Hamblen has died at 70 years old, according to the Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson.

Hamblen was with the Bucks from the 1987-88 season until the 1995-1996 campaign.

He was an assistant coach for all but one year in his tenure, before becoming interim coach in 1991-92 after the departure of Del Harris. His team went 23-42 that year before Mike Dunleavy was named head coach. Hamblen served Milwaukee as an assistant for four further years.

Hamblen was an assistant in the NBA from 1971 until 2011. He coached with the Houston and Denver Rockets, Denver Nuggets, Kansas City and Sacramento Kings, Milwaukee, Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers.

Hamblen won championships in Chicago and L.A. He was also interim coach of the Lakers in 2004-05, going 10-29.

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