Per NBA.com’s David Aldridge, it seems unlikely that Scott Skiles will return to the Milwaukee Bucks as coach next season, regardless of how this one plays out.
Multiple league sources say that Skiles, who is in the final year of the five-year contract he signed in 2008, has informed the Bucks that he does not want a contract extension, and is resigned to the fact that he will be elsewhere next season.
There are a lot of interesting quotes from John Hammond Aldridge’s write-up of the Bucks. Some of them are about how the Bucks would love to have Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis back next year. Also of note, sources told Aldridge that Skiles is wary of the team’s overall plan going forward.
But Skiles, according to sources, has wondered about the team’s overall plan going forward, and whether it would be willing to either completely rebuild the roster through high Draft picks like Jennings, or make a trade for a dynamic, superstar-caliber player that the existing core could complement.
If this is accurate, Skiles is the one that would rather rebuild or trade for a star and it isn’t happening?
I spent an extra few minutes removing all of the hateful sarcasm out of this, so everyone should be pretty proud of me. Now excuse me while I jump into Lake Michigan.