Originally posted on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 1/31/13
MILWAUKEE -- There's little question Ersan Ilyasova was playing with doubt and a touch of fear in the back of his mind early this season.November struggles had former Bucks coach Scott Skiles cutting his minutes, and Ilyasova's confidence was plummeting along with his numbers. These days, he's a different player or rather, the one he was last season. "Ersanity" appears to be back. With his minutes up, Ilyasova is averaging 15.1 points and 7.7 rebounds since Jim Boylan replaced Skiles on Jan. 8. He's shooting 45.9 percent from the field and 50.0 percent on three-pointers since the change. "I'm just getting my confidence back, and when I get wide-open shots, I'm able to knock them down," Ilyasova said. "We've started playing better as a team, and we're sharing the ball offensively." Skiles and Ilyasova didn't see eye to eye. When the fifth-year Turkish forward struggled for a stretch, his minutes suffered because Skiles preferred to play the hot hand. The veteran coach said he cou...
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Sean Payton responds to rumors he might leave the Saints

NFL denies DeAngelo Williams’ request to wear pink all season

Arby's offers to cater Steve Spurrier's retirement party

WATCH: Antonio Gates catches 100th career TD pass

The Cubs win Game 3 loudly, set MLB record with six home runs

Report: Steve Spurrier retires as head coach of South Carolina


Blue Jays push ALDS to Game 5 with 8-4 victory over Rangers

Mike Moustakas fired up Royals with expletive-laced speech

Report: Big Ben wants to play, but longshot for Week 6

Ex-Celtic Terrence Williams denies ties to Louisville scandal

Did the NFL get major sports blog Twitter accounts suspended?

Clayton Kershaw: MLB 'bullied' into Chase Utley suspension

All Sports News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Citi Field gave Chase Utley chilly reception

Mike Moustakas fired up Royals with expletive-laced speech

Clayton Kershaw: MLB "bullied" into Chase Utley suspension

Michael Jordan really likes Jeremy Lin

Texas governor makes embarrassing Astros flub

Ruben Amaro Jr. looking to become MLB manager

Steve Sarkisian fired by USC

USC enabled and snitched on Steve Sarkisian

Colin Kaepernick believes the 49ers could still go 12-4

Tommy Lasorda calls for rule change following Chase Utley incident

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Follow Yardbarker