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In many ways, the core of my basketball knowledge came from my first writing experience dealing with basketball. From 2004 to 2007, I was the “hometown correspondent” for ESPN Fantasy Basketball for the Milwaukee Bucks. I watched 75+ Bucks games and enjoyed it, even though we didn’t yet have access to DVR technology. I don’t know how I managed. The Bucks were (as they have been fairly consistently) mediocre. They were led by Michael Redd during those years and had miserable coaches like Terry Stotts (who is reborn in Portland) and Larry Krystkowiak. From those years, I learned of my two least favorite player archetypes: the Tim Thomas and the Mo Williams. Thomas had an amazing array of skills, but preferred to take 3-pointers (which wasn’t really one of those skills). Williams is a shooting guard disguised as a point guard. Fortunately, the Bucks sometimes had an aging Toni Kukoc to facilitate the offense smoothly. Williams’s idea of running the offense was standing 35 feet away fro...
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After four seasons, one playoff appearance, and a 162-182 record, head coach Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways.
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Back at practice Monday, Milwaukee Bucks forward Ersan Ilyasova is expected to play Tuesday against Phoenix after missing Saturday's loss to Indiana with a right ankle injury.
Ilyasova said he injured the ankle by stepping on someone's foot in Friday's loss to Houston. He didn't feel the injury when it occurred, but the ankle swelled up and didn...
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...
Scott Skiles is likely out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, USA Today reported late Monday evening. Citing a "person familiar with the discussions," the newspaper added that the source spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Bucks had not officially announced Skiles' departure. The report also indicated that Skiles was not fired but that it was a mutual...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- It wasn't long ago that the NBA was starting to take notice of what the Milwaukee Bucks were doing.
After a 19-point rout of the Miami Heat on Dec. 29, the Bucks were sitting at 16-12 and on their way to putting .500 in the rearview mirror.
Eight days later, Milwaukee is back at .500 as losers of four straight games and in the process went from tied for...
Scott Skiles is no longer the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports. The Bucks are 16-16 and currently sit in the 8th playoff spot in the East.
According to USA Today:
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...
The Milwaukee Bucks announced Tuesday that Scott Skiles is out as the team's head coach and assistant Jim Boylan will take over for the rest of the season. Milwaukee is 16-16 this season and hosts the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night. "Scott and I met yesterday after practice and after some honest discussion, we both came to the conclusion that it was best to part ways...
After getting off to a 16-16 start, including losing their last four, the Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Scott Skiles have decided to part ways.
The initial reports make it seem like the split is mutual, with neither side happy with the other. In fact, Skiles, according to an Adrian Wojnarowski report, “hated his team” and was looking to get out when the season was over. The...
This has been a season full of controversy in terms of coaching changes. This one is the quietest of the season.
Currently sitting eighth in the Eastern Conference, and just three games back of the Chicago Bulls in the Central Division, the Milwaukee Bucks and head coach Scott Skiles have agreed to mutually “part ways.” The news was first reported by Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports’...
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
The Milwaukee Bucks have a new head coach. Scott Skiles (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
According to the USA Today, head coach Scott Skiles and the team have decided to go their separate ways. Bucks assistant coach Jim Boylan will take over the team on an interim basis.
The team was .500 this...
Last night, as most of us lay our heads down on our soft, fluffy pillows and dreamily slept, Milwaukee, or Mil-a-wa-ke, if you’re Alice Cooper, fired their coach. Good riddance Scott Skiles, I’m really going to miss you. Not! So what does this mean for fantasy basketball you ask? Good question, excellent question, so glad you asked! Well, for starters go ahead and spec grab Ersan...
This couldn’t have waited until the morning?
The Milwaukee Bucks and coach Scott Skiles have agreed to part ways immediately, USA Today Sports has learned. Story to come.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 8, 2013
A victory over the defending NBA champs late last month had the Milwaukee Bucks off to their best start in seven seasons.
They haven't won since.
Milwaukee will try to avoid its first five-game losing streak in exactly one year on Tuesday night against a Suns team on the verge of its first 10-game road skid in 27 seasons.
Since a 104-85 victory over Miami on Dec. 29 moved...