Gardner: Boylan out as Milwaukee Bucks coach
Jim Boylan is out as Bucks coach, source indicates. He went 22-28 at end of season after replacing Scott Skiles. Bucks will begin search for new coach after five years with Skiles and Boylan leading the staff. Skiles coached four-plus seasons in Mke.
The news is about as unsurprising as news can get, as Milwaukee was unceremoniously swept in four games against the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs after a decidedly mediocre season under initially Scott Skiles and then Boylan.
Skiles took Milwaukee’s head coaching job in 2008 after a 26-56 season under Larry Krystowiak. The next coach will be the third brought on by John Hammond, who reportedly received a three-year extension shortly after Skiles and the team parted ways.
Hammond’s comments on the situation, per a press release by the team:
“At this time we feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to seek a new coach to lead our team,” said 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.”
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