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    Skiles, Bucks Part Ways

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    The Milwaukee Bucks and coach Scott Skiles have agreed to part ways immediately, USA Today Sports has learned. Story to come.
    Many different sources reporting this.




    Very happy night for me, I have been dreaming of this day for a while. Apparently the plan is for Boylan to finish coaching the rest of the season. That is what Gery Woelfel is reporting.
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    Having Boylan coach the rest of the season is very interesting.

    Could this be a sign that Hammond may be out as GM at the end of the season and/or that Herb might be selling the team?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GoCrew5 View Post
    Having Boylan coach the rest of the season is very interesting.

    Could this be a sign that Hammond may be out as GM at the end of the season and/or that Herb might be selling the team?
    It is interesting. It could mean that Hammond is for sure done, because Kohl would want the new GM to pick the coach.

    Or it could mean we are selling the team. Which I hope that isn't the case
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    Word is that Hammond and Skiles got into it before the Heat game.

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    All I want from Boylan is to have a set rotation and play the young players. Start Tobes, and play Henson/Lamb meaningful minutes. The worst thing about Skiles was his inconsistent rotations. Henson had that big game against Miami and then the next day he played 0 minutes against Chicago.

    Marquis Daniels is starting over Tobias Haris. **** like that pissed me off about Skiles. Play the young players and see what they got.

    I wonder if that was what the rift has been about?

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    Btw...Gery Woelfel has some news on possible new ownership group in tomorrow's Racine Journal Times...should put a smile on your face!


    Interesting. I know Mark A said he was interested in purchasing the Bucks a year or two back, but didn't know if Herb would sell and didn't want to ask him. How great would that be?

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    Hopefully Brian Shaw is the first guy we call this off-season

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    According to Woefell, Mark Ataniaso has more than "passing interest" in owning the Bucks and would be a candidate if Herb decides to sell.

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    A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Scott Skiles is out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

    The decision to part ways came on Monday, two days after the Bucks lost their fourth straight game to fall to 16-16 on the season. USA Today first reported the move.

    The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced.

    Skiles was 162-182 and in his fifth season with the Bucks. The timing of the move was curious because the Bucks were in seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. But the hard-nosed, defensive-minded coach sometimes had difficulty meshing with a roster that was built around scoring guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.
    http://journaltimes.com/sports/baske...a4bcf887a.html

    At a recent Milwaukee Bucks game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, I ventured over to chat with Herb Kohl, who was sitting in his customary seat at midcourt, just a few rows off the floor.

    No sooner had I approached the former U.S. Senator and Bucks owner, when he quipped, “What’s the latest rumor?”

    Funny he should ask. After all, the hottest rumor making the rounds is that Kohl is seriously contemplating selling the Bucks. Yeah, there have been whispers of Kohl selling the team or taking on additional partners for years.

    But the chatter among NBA insiders has intensified in recent months with many believing Kohl could sell the team outright or bring on board a partner who would eventually become the Bucks’ primary owner.

    One well connected individual who has his finger on the pulse of the Bucks’ ownership situation insisted just a few weeks ago that Kohl would sell his NBA franchise, which he has owned since March 1985, to Michael Heisley, a billionaire from Chicago.

    Heisley owned the Memphis Grizzlies until selling it in June for approximately $370 million. The scuttlebutt was that talks between Heisley and Kohl were at the advanced stage and a deal could go down as early as next month.

    But when recently asked about buyging the Bucks, Heisley said, “It’s a false rumor.” Some Heisley associates said Heisley has deep concerns about the viability of the Bradley Center, which opened in 1988. Additionally, I was told Heisley had inquired about the availability of the Minnesota Timberwolves.

    While Heisley was — and perhaps still is — the front-runner to buy the Bucks, there’s another prominent person who reportedly has more than a passing interest in the Bucks. That’s Mark L. Attanasio, the Los Angeles-based investor who is the majority owner of the Milwaukee Brewers.

    According to some sources, Attanasio has become increasingly fond of Milwaukee. His continual involvement in local activities strongly suggest that being the case.

    Attanasio is also part owner of the Milwaukee Admirals, an American Hockey League team, and was a major sponsor in the Andy Warhol exhibition at the Milwaukee Art Museum.

    Kohl, who is incredibly guarded about his personal dealings, has been mum about any potential sale. Instead, Kohl said he still derives much pleasure from owning the Bucks and now that his senatorial duties are done, intends on being even more involved with the team.

    And that may indeed occur. But Kohl turns 78 Feb. 7 and, rest assured, has given considerable thought to his own welfare and that of the Bucks. As such, some of his confidantes claim they wouldn’t be surprised if he passes on the Bucks’ torch sooner rather than later.

    * The decks certainly have been cleared for a change in Bucks’ ownership. General manager John Hammond is a “lame duck.” Ditto for head coach Scott Skiles. What’s more, the Bucks’ best player, Monta Ellis, has an opt-out clause in his contract after this season and figures to exercise it.

    Yet, there have been rumblings Hammond may actually receive an extension — whether Kohl is or isn’t the majority owner next season. While the Bucks have made the NBA playoffs just once in the last four seasons under the Hammond-Skiles regime, Hammond was the 2010 NBA Executive of the Year and is highly respected by his peers. Hammond refused to comment on whether there have been any talks about an extension for him.
    http://journaltimes.com/sports/gery-...a4bcf887a.html

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    Will be interesting what the rotations will be now with Boylan. Hope he gives a ton of minutes to Henson,Harris,Sanders,Lamb then gives Jennings and Ellis the hook early for bricking. Only thing i'm worried about is we might see more Gooden and Dalembert and less of Henson. Unless some big trades are coming soon?

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    A league source confirmed late Monday that Scott Skiles is out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks after four-plus seasons.

    The source said it was mutually agreed between the two parties that Skiles would no longer coach the Bucks, effective immediately.

    Jim Boylan will take over as interim coach of the team beginning with Tuesday's home game against Phoenix, the source indicated.

    Skiles was in the final year of his contract with the team. He originally signed a four-year deal in April 2008 and had his contract extended one year following the 2009-'10 season.

    The final game in Skiles' term with the Bucks came on Saturday night as Milwaukee lost at Indiana, 95-80. The Bucks dropped four straight games last week to fall to the .500 mark, after they had improved to a 16-12 record with a 104-85 home victory over Miami on Dec. 29.

    Skiles compiled a 162-182 record in his time with the Bucks and led the team to one playoff appearance in four seasons. The only time the team had a winning record was in 2009-'10 when it went 46-36 and advanced to the Eastern Conference playoffs.

    The Bucks lost in seven games to Atlanta in the first round of the playoffs that year.

    But Milwaukee fell to 35-47 the next year during an injury-plagued season and was 31-35 during the lockout-shortened season a year ago.

    Skiles experimented with several lineups this year and the Bucks won six of their first eight games. They are 14-8 against Eastern Conference foes but just 2-8 against the Western Conference thus far.

    This will be the second time Boylan has succeeded Skiles as coach of an NBA team. Boylan finished the final 56 games of the 2007-’08 season as interim coach of the Chicago Bulls after serving as Skiles’ lead assistant.

    Boylan also has been Skiles’ lead assistant with the Bucks for the last-four plus seasons.

    Bucks owner Herb Kohl did not extend the contracts of Skiles and general manager John Hammond following last season. Both entered this season operating on the final year of their deals.

    Pressure was on both players and the coaching staff to get off to a decent start this season. And the team played well within its division with five victories in its first six games, including two victories over Indiana and one over Chicago.

    But the Bucks dropped their last three division games against Cleveland, Detroit and Indiana.

    Milwaukee is just 9-8 at home this season, including losses to San Antonio and Houston last week. The Bucks dropped a 115-101 decision to the Rockets in their last home game after squandering an 18-point first-half lead.

    Skiles led the Bucks’ practice session Monday as usual but a source said he met with team management later in the day.

    Earlier Monday, Skiles said the Bucks had to work their way out of their recent malaise.

    “You can’t press and put undue pressure on yourself,” Skiles said. “We’ve got to create more opportunities for ourselves, share the ball a little better, make shots. We’ve got to do everything better than we’ve done the last week or so.”

    Now the Bucks will be doing it for a different coach.

    Skiles has an overall league coaching record of 443-433. He also was head coach of the Phoenix Suns for three seasons and the Bulls for four-plus seasons.

    A native of Plymouth, Ind., Skiles was an All-American at Michigan State and was drafted by the Bucks in 1986 (the 22nd overall pick).

    He played just one season with Milwaukee but also played for Indiana, Orlando, Washington and Philadelphia in a 10-year NBA playing career. He still holds the NBA single-game assist record with 30, set in December 1990 while he was playing with the Magic.

    Skiles was known for his direct approach with players and preached defense as the way to winning basketball.

    The Bucks used a strong defense anchored by center Andrew Bogut and received an offensive boost from John Salmons, acquired at the trade deadline in 2010, when they reached the playoffs. Bogut was injured and did not participate in the post-season but the Bucks still took the Hawks to seven games and led the first-round series, 3-2, before losing Game 6 at home and Game 7 in Atlanta.

    Skiles was runner-up to Oklahoma City's Scott Brooks in the coach of the year balloting that season.

    But the Bucks were plagued by injuries the following year and struggled on the road (13-28) while finishing two games out of the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference. Bogut returned and played 65 games but was hampered offensively due to the elbow injury he suffered the previous season.

    The Bucks again made a run at a playoff spot last season and made a major deal at the trade deadline, sending Bogut to Golden State for Monta Ellis and Ekpe Udoh. But Milwaukee faded down the stretch and did not qualify for the post-season.

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    ****!! As much as I love the move by the Bucks, too bad it should have happened during the offseason, although I dislike Boylan much more. He is arguably the worst assistant coach in the NBA, and I wish Joe Wolf or Sidney Moncrief would take over.
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    Scott Skiles fired

    http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/88...reed-part-ways

    This kind of came out of nowhere. Cant say im upset. Was never really a fan of him. Hopefully we get to see Harris, Henson, and Lamb a little bit more.

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    I hope we get Sampson or Sloan this summer! As of right now who does Boylan favor now? Does he keep it the same for Skiles rotations or will he start to bring Dalembert out of the doghouse and give him over 20 minutes then we see less of others? Does this mean more Gooden and Przybilla? Could get worse actually.

    Skiles was starting to breakdown and play Henson more. Hope Boylan plays the younsters a ton of minutes. Also hope he shaves minutes from Jennings and Ellis. Give them less then 30 each. Jennings been logging way to many minutes with a few back to backs and some overtimes. He's run ragged. Like to see increased minutes for Beno and Dunleavy and Lamb besides. Also wouldn't mind the backcourt traded now.

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    It was about time..I liked Skiles but this season I think most people reached a limit with him and his constant ******** regarding benching players, starting line-ups, and not playing some guys.

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