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Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« on: January 08, 2013, 12:43:45 AM »
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Milwaukee Bucks and coach Scott Skiles have agreed to part ways, according to a person familiar with the discussions.

The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move.

Skiles has been the coach of the Bucks since the 2008-09 season, compiling a record of 162-182, with one playoff appearance. Overall, Skiles has a record of 443-433 in 13 seasons.

The Bucks are 16-16 this season and have lost four straight games.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nba/2013/01/08/milwaukee-bucks-scott-skiles-fired/1816689/
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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2013, 12:45:03 AM »
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Milwaukee has made assistant Jim Boylan its interim coach, league source tells Y! Sports.

Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter.
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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2013, 12:46:12 AM »
Strange timing. Skiles was meant to leave at the end of the season.

Why not wait? What happened?

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2013, 12:47:47 AM »
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Milwaukee has made assistant Jim Boylan its interim coach, league source tells Y! Sports.

Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter.

Haha, same guy that took over for Skiles when Chicago fired him. History repeating itself.

Boylan didn't work out well for Chicago. I wonder why Milwaukee expect it to be any different this time around.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2013, 12:49:11 AM »
Skiles has always had a rep as a guy whose players eventually tune him out, if I recall correctly.  Although with that patchwork, mismatched roster, I'm not sure what they wanted him to do anyway.
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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2013, 12:50:45 AM »
Skiles has always had a rep as a guy whose players eventually tune him out, if I recall correctly.  Although with that patchwork, mismatched roster, I'm not sure what they wanted him to do anyway.

The coaches always go before the personnel.  And this was definitely a situation where I don't see how Skiles could have won.


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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2013, 12:50:52 AM »
I think this a big loss for Milwaukee.

There are very few head coaches in the league I'd rather have to teach a still fairly raw big man like Larry Sanders + turn such a make-shift cast of players into a quality defensive team. Skiles is as good a defensive head coach as there is in the league today. One of the best. Arguably the best of the best.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2013, 12:51:45 AM »
I think this a huge loss for Milwaukee.

There are very few head coaches in the league I'd rather have to teach a still fairly raw big man like Larry Sanders + turn such a make-shift cast of players into a quality defensive team. Skiles is as good a defensive head coach as there is in the league today. One of the best. Arguably the best of the best.

Time for Doc to reach out to hire him as an assistant.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #8 on: January 08, 2013, 01:47:55 AM »
I think this a big loss for Milwaukee.

There are very few head coaches in the league I'd rather have to teach a still fairly raw big man like Larry Sanders + turn such a make-shift cast of players into a quality defensive team. Skiles is as good a defensive head coach as there is in the league today. One of the best. Arguably the best of the best.

Agree,  he is a good coach,  not sure they can find anybody better myself ::)

WOuldn't mind him teaching Defense as a coach on the Celtics.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #9 on: January 08, 2013, 01:53:18 AM »
Skiles has always had a rep as a guy whose players eventually tune him out, if I recall correctly.  Although with that patchwork, mismatched roster, I'm not sure what they wanted him to do anyway.

NJ, Chi, now Milwaukee?

If Sacramento or New Orleans have any sense, they hire him immediately. Sure in 4 years or less they'll fire him, but whatevs.

Maybe he asked for it to coach New Jersey again.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #10 on: January 08, 2013, 02:24:38 AM »
I think this a huge loss for Milwaukee.

There are very few head coaches in the league I'd rather have to teach a still fairly raw big man like Larry Sanders + turn such a make-shift cast of players into a quality defensive team. Skiles is as good a defensive head coach as there is in the league today. One of the best. Arguably the best of the best.

Time for Doc to reach out to hire him as an assistant.

I would not be surprised to see him as defensive coach with the Lakers for an absurd amount of money for an assistant. 

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #11 on: January 08, 2013, 09:03:26 AM »
Strange timing. Skiles was meant to leave at the end of the season.

Why not wait? What happened?
Apparently he hated this team, must have blown up at the players or GM finallY?

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #12 on: January 08, 2013, 09:09:19 AM »
I think this a huge loss for Milwaukee.

There are very few head coaches in the league I'd rather have to teach a still fairly raw big man like Larry Sanders + turn such a make-shift cast of players into a quality defensive team. Skiles is as good a defensive head coach as there is in the league today. One of the best. Arguably the best of the best.

Time for Doc to reach out to hire him as an assistant.

I would not be surprised to see him as defensive coach with the Lakers for an absurd amount of money for an assistant.

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #13 on: January 08, 2013, 09:16:09 AM »
This is not surprising.  Skiles had started wearing thin on guys a couple years ago, and in the last season, they have just been adding the antithesis of his kind of player.  I am sure he HATED it.

Here's the question though.  Now that he is gone, will they make a run at Cousins?  They can offer a really intriguing package of Jennings and one of their young big men. 

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Re: Scott Skiles and Bucks part ways.
« Reply #14 on: January 08, 2013, 09:17:28 AM »
This is not surprising.  Skiles had started wearing thin on guys a couple years ago, and in the last season, they have just been adding the antithesis of his kind of player.  I am sure he HATED it.

Here's the question though.  Now that he is gone, will they make a run at Cousins?  They can offer a really intriguing package of Jennings and one of their young big men.
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