Skiles steps down as Bucks head coach
By Steve Ginsburg ,ReutersScott Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks after more than four seasons in charge, General Manager John Hammond announced on Tuesday.
January 10, 2013, 12:04 am TWN
Skiles compiled a 162-182 regular season record since replacing Larry Krystkowiak and made the playoffs once, in 2009-10, when the Bucks lost to Atlanta in the first round.
Assistant Jim Boylan will assume head coaching duties for the remainder of the season.
The Bucks, 16-16 this season under Skiles, made Boylan's debut a success when they beat the Phoenix Suns 108-99 on Tuesday in Milwaukee.
“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,” Hammond said in a statement.
“It is never an easy decision to make, but in the end a decision we felt was best for both parties.”