There was an obvious difference on the roster Skiles wanted to use and the one the management had in mind. Dalembert and Gooden, who had resigned this summer, were not playing for the Bucks with Scott on the bench, so it’s a tough but sensitive decision. Milwaukee is having quite a good season so far, but they need to define the frontcourt players they are going to rely the team on. Sanders, Ilyasova, Dalembert and Gooden? Henson, Udoh and Mbah a Moute? We’ll see it quite soon, I guess
Originally posted on Hang Time Blog with Sekou Smith | NBA.com:
Head coach Scott Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have parted ways, apparently in a mutual decision, according to various sources and NBA media outlets.
The move, reported first late Monday by USA Today, was confirmed to NBA.com by a person close to the situation who was not authorized to speak publicly about the matter. The Bucks are expected to make an official announcement Tuesday.
Skiles was working in the final year of his contract — as was his staff, as is GM John Hammond, as are several key Milwaukee players — and NBA.com’s David Aldridgereported Monday that the coach informed the Bucks that he would not be returning next season. Team management or Skiles did not comment for the report, but there were obvious differences of opinion between the coach and the front office over the make-up of the roster and Skiles’ playing rotations.
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