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MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and the Milwaukee Bucks gave Jim Boylan a win in his first game as coach with a 108-99 victory over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday night.
The Bucks parted ways with coach Scott Skiles on Monday in what was called a mutual decision, and the Bucks tapped Skiles' top assistant Boylan as a replacement. Milwaukee's new head coach said before the game his top priority would be to get the Bucks playing well again after losing four consecutive games.
The Suns were a perfect opponent, playing poorly in the last few weeks with nine losses in the last 10 games overall to go with a nine-game losing streak on the road.
Jennings, who before the game said he was frustrated that he learned of the coaching change from Skiles himself instead of someone from the Bucks organization, made 9 of 15 shots and had nine assists.
Goran Dragic scored 21 points and Jared Dudley added 18 for Phoenix.
The Bucks won despite an off-night from leading sco...
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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.
MILWAUKEE -- Out of habit, Brandon Jennings looked over at the Bucks' bench and almost yelled "Scott."
It's hard to blame him because it's been a long 24 hours for the Milwaukee Bucks. The day started with a meeting to discuss the departure of Scott Skiles and ended with a 108-99 victory that snapped their four-game losing streak and gave Jim Boylan a win in...
Maybe all Brandon Jennings needed to snap out of a season-long funk in the second game of back-to-backs was a little good old-fashioned trash talking.
Scoring 13 points in the first half, Bulls guard Nate Robinson was feeling pretty good. One of the league's best talkers, Robinson let Jennings have it.
35 points later, Jennings fueled another second half comeback at the United...
ST. FRANCIS, Wis. -- Jim Boylan made it clear from the beginning that he was going to enjoy his time as head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, however long that may be.
His players seemed to have followed suit. Playing with a newfound energy and seemingly having fun on the court, Milwaukee is riding the wave of a midseason coaching change to a 2-0 record under Boylan.
MILWAUKEE -- Jim Boylan's debut as the Milwaukee Bucks head coach was memorable as his team pulled away down the stretch, snapping their season-high four-game losing streak with a 108-99 victory over Phoenix Tuesday in front of 13,014 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. Boylan was promoted to head coach after Scott Skiles and the team came to a "mutual agreement" to...
MILWAUKEE -- When a coaching change hits a professional locker room, each player's reaction depends on what kind of relationship he had with the coach.
The reaction to Scott Skiles' Tuesday departure as the Milwaukee Bucks' coach of four-plus seasons was no different. There was shock at the timing of the move, but opinions were mixed on what Skiles leaving will mean...
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 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...
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...
The Bucks and Scott Skiles agreed to part ways.
Reports: Scott Skiles out as Bucks coach.
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...
A coaching change might have been what the Milwaukee Bucks needed to get back on track.
They should have a good chance to remain undefeated under interim coach Jim Boylan when they try for a fourth straight home victory over the Detroit Pistons on Friday night.
Milwaukee (18-16) was on a season-high four-game skid when the team and coach Scott Skiles mutually decided to part ways...
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...