MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Bucks players are learning more about coach Larry Krystkowiak and his days as a "blue collar" player.
The Bucks are hoping a little of the Krystkowiak grit rubs off on the players.
Guard Charlie Bell says they can tell their new coach was a "tough-nosed" player just from the way he conducts practice.
Bell says he enjoys his "competitive fire."
Krystkowiak has had the benefit of a slow week with his team to promote his style of basketball.
Tonight's game at home against the Los Angeles Clippers is the Bucks' only game this week.
After tonight, the Bucks don't play again until Sunday afternoon when they host Detroit.