ST. FRANCIS, Wis. Life of a middling NBA franchise can be an uncertain one. It's the kind of limbo the Milwaukee Bucks have found themselves in for a while now.
With just the right amount of weapons to contend for the playoffs, but not enough to advance very far, the Bucks and other franchises like them have often found themselves locked into a conundrum without an obvious solution. This year, however, time is undoubtedly running out in Milwaukee. The middle may no longer be a stable as it's proven to be in the past five seasons.
Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles, whose job security was in question this offseason, is in the last year of his contract. General manager John Hammond has just one year remaining as well. And star point guard Brandon Jennings is likely to enter his contract year without an extension.
Those three question marks are glaring as the Bucks close in on the beginning of the 2012-13 season. If the Bucks miss the playoffs, will any of them be back? And with so much ...