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 Bucks just decided to speed up the process.
Skiles has been with the team since the 2008-09 season, going 162-182 and making the playoffs once.
I do not really blame Skiles for not liking what the Bucks are doing. He has to coach a team that has two scoring-minded point guards in the starting lineup. Not sure what the Bucks were thinking when they brought in Monta Ellis to play alongside Brandon Jennings, but it is clearly not a recipe for success.
Milwaukee may just be playing to get through the rest of the season at this point. They are going to be rolling with assistant Jim Boylan as the interim head ...