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, and now they're getting a new coach.
In the first game since Scott Skiles and the team parted ways, Milwaukee will try to avoid its first five-game losing streak in exactly one year Tuesday night against a Phoenix Suns club on the verge of its first 10-game road skid in 27 seasons.
Since a 104-85 victory over Miami on Dec. 29 moved them a season high-tying four games above .500, the Bucks (16-16) have gone winless while surrendering 105.8 points per game.
It's unclear if the skid led directly to the departure of Skiles, who was in his fifth season coaching the team. His tenure came to an abrupt end Monday - assistant Jim Boylan will reportedly serve as interim coach - even though the Bucks remain in playoff position in the Eastern Conference.
Skiles' defensive-minded style didn't seem to click with the Bucks' roster, built around scor...