Bucks legend Moncrief returns as assistant coach

Former Milwaukee Bucks star Sidney Moncrief will return to the team as an assistant coach.

Moncrief played 10 seasons for the Bucks after being selected with the fifth overall pick of the 1979 draft. He averaged 16.7 points and 5.0 rebounds for the franchise and had his uniform No. 4 retired in 1990.

The 53-year-old Moncrief has been an NBA assistant in the past, serving on Don Nelson's staffs with the Golden State Warriors (2007-09) and the Dallas Mavericks (2000-03). Moncrief played for Nelson's Bucks teams of the 1980s, a group that won seven Central Division titles and reached the Eastern Conference finals three times.

In addition, Moncrief was a head coach of the NBA Development League's Fort Worth Flyers in 2006-07 and began his coaching career as the head coach at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock for the 1999-2000 campaign.

A star at the University of Arkansas, Moncrief was known for his defensive prowess and was honored as the NBA's top defensive player for the 1982-83 and '83-84 seasons -- the first two years the award was presented.

The Bucks had a vacancy on head coach Scott Skiles' staff after Kelvin Sampson left for the top assistant position with the Houston Rockets.