Skiles is out as Bucks coach

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

The Milwaukee Bucks confirmed Tuesday that the team and head coach Scott Skiles have decided to part ways after four seasons together.

The decision came Monday night. The Bucks have lost four consecutive games. Skiles was 162-182 and in his fifth season with Milwaukee. During his tenure, he led the Bucks to one playoff appearance.

General Manager John Hammond said, “Scott and I met yesterday after practice and after some honest discussion, we both came to the conclusion that it was best to part ways. It is never an easy decision to make, but in the end a decision we felt was best for both parties. I want to thank Scott for his hard work, dedication and the imprint he leaves on our team and our entire organization. We all wish him and his family well.”

“John and I met and mutually agreed that a coaching change would be in the best interest of both parties,” Skiles said. “The Senator (Bucks owner Sen. Herb Kohl), the people of Wisconsin and especially those in the Bucks organization have been very kind to me, my wife, and family. I am truly grateful for our time here. We are leaving with many fond memories. I believe this team can and will have success in the next 50 games and postseason. I want to thank the players for all of their hard work. I wish them all the best.”

Hammond said assistant coach Jim Boylan will serve as the team’s new interim head coach for the remainder of the season.

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