Bucks fire Boylan

Last updated on July 3rd, 2019 at 07:17 pm

The Milwaukee Bucks announced today that they will not offer a new contract to head coach Jim Boylan and will begin a search immediately for a new head coach.

Boylan took the job during the middle of the season from previous Bucks head coach Scott Skiles, who resigned in January. Boylan compiled a 22-28 record (.440) after replacing Skiles as head coach on Jan. 7.

Then the Bucks were swept by Miami in the first round of the NBA Playoffs, 4-0.

“At this time we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to seek a new coach to lead our team,” said Bucks general manager John Hammond. “We appreciate Jim’s efforts not only in his time as head coach, but in his entire tenure as a coach in Milwaukee. On behalf of the Bucks organization, I thank Jim for his five years here and his many contributions on and off the court. We wish Jim and his wife, Jane, the best.” 

Boylan, 58, had been the lead assistant coach for the Bucks the past four seasons, joining the team after finishing the final 56 games of the 2007-08 season as the interim head coach of the Chicago Bulls. 

He was also the starting point guard of the Marquette Warriors 1977 NCAA Championship team.

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