The Chicago Bulls were originally slated for another reunion with former coach Scott Skiles but he's once again looking for work.
Instead, the Bulls will face former assistant Jim Boylan when they seek a season-high fourth straight win Wednesday night against the Milwaukee Bucks, who will try to build on the end to a four-game skid.
In a development that seemed all too familiar, the Bucks (17-16) agreed to part ways with Skiles on Tuesday and replaced him with Boylan. Chicago did the same thing on Christmas Eve in 2007 after a 9-16 start, and Boylan went 24-32, winning his debut against Milwaukee, before being replaced by current Los Angeles Clippers coach Vinny Del Negro.
"That's my job right now, to get us back on the right track, move us in the right direction and I think the guys we have on the team right now are quality people and committed to that task. That'll be our ultimate goal," Boylan said.
Boylan's second stint as a head coach got off to a ...