MILWAUKEE -- The day after Avery Johnson was removed as the head coach of the Brooklyn Nets, Scott Skiles was asked if the firing served as a reminder to him how quickly things can change as an NBA coach.
He didn't need a reminder because he's been through it before.
Skiles was fired in the middle of his third year in Phoenix and in the middle of his fifth year in Chicago, and now he's out as Bucks coach 32 games into his fifth year with the team even though this was a mutual parting of the ways.
In certain relationships, there comes a point where change would benefit both parties, and this was quickly turning into one of those situations.
Coaches at any level of sports have an expiration date. In the NBA, expiration dates come fast for most. The Milwaukee Bucks and Skiles had reached theirs.
After four-plus years together including a memorable playoff run that invigorated the city in 2009-10 the defensive-minded head coach seemed less and less the right fit for a team powered by ...