ESPN: Bucks Fire Head Coach Scott Skiles
(NEW YORK) — The latest coaching casualty in the NBA has struck Milwaukee. ESPN is reporting that the Bucks have fired head coach Scott Skiles.
Skiles was in his fifth season as the Bucks head coach. He posted just one winning season with the team when the Bucks went 46-36 in 2010.
While the Bucks are currently eighth in the Eastern Conference standings and are heading towards a playoff birth, the team felt now was the right time to change. Skiles, who is a defensive minded head coach, clashed with guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis in terms of their style on the court.
In 13 NBA seasons with the Suns, Bulls, and Bucks, Skiles went 443-433 and took his teams to the playoffs six times.
The team is currently 16-16 and third place in the Central Division.
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