Scott Skiles, Bucks break up
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Late Monday night, the tumultuous Scott Skiles tenure in Milwaukee reached its conclusion. For the majority of readers who don’t recognize the name, Skiles has served as the head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks since the 2008-09 season. The Milwaukee Bucks are a professional basketball team here in town.
Reportedly the result of a mutual decision between Skiles and the Bucks organization, the move comes after the coach led the Bucks to a 16-16 record this season, culminating in a four-game losing streak after Milwaukee blew out the Miami Heat December 29. The fiery former player amassed a 162-182 record in Milwaukee, good for fifth most in franchise history—with 91 more wins than Terry Porter, the other Bucks coach to be in NBA Jam. Unless fellow NBA Jam expatriate DJ Rony Seikaly unexpectedly abandons his turntables so he can angrily roam the BMO Harris Bradley Center sidelines, Milwaukee will be coached by longtime assistant and former Marquette guard Jim Boylan through the remainder of the season. As Bulls head coach in the 2007-08 season, Boylan managed a 24-32 record, also replacing Skiles when he was fired by the Chicago Bulls.