Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) - The Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Scott
Skiles reportedly agreed to part ways on Monday, ending a tenure of four-plus
seasons in which the team reached the playoffs just one time.
According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, the decision was mutual, with
assistant Jim Boylan to take over as interim head coach beginning with
Tuesday's game against Phoenix.
The Bucks got off to a 6-2 start but have gone 10-14 since, with the club
currently mired in a four-game losing streak following Saturday's 95-80
setback at Indiana. Milwaukee presently sits in third place in the Central
Division, three games behind the Pacers and co-leading Chicago.
Skiles was in the final year of his contract and compiled a 162-182 overall
record with Milwaukee. The former NBA point guard was named the Bucks' head
coach prior to the 2008-09 campaign and received a one-year extension after
guiding the club to a 46-36 record and an appearance in the Eastern Conference
playoffs, where the Bucks lost to Atlanta in seven games in the quarterfinals.
Milwaukee slipped to a 35-47 mark the subsequent season and went 31-35 while
missing out on the playoffs in 2011-12.
Skiles has also been a head coach in Phoenix and Chicago and owns a career
record of 443-433 with six playoff appearances over 13 seasons.
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