January 9, 2013 |
SCOTT SKILES is out as Milwaukee Bucks head coach and the team says assistant Jim Boylan will take over for the rest of the season. On Tuesday, Bucks general manager John Hammond said Skiles' exit was a mutual decision. The 48-year-old Skiles had a 162-182 record in five seasons with Milwaukee, with one playoff appearance. He is 443-433 as an NBA head coach over 12-plus seasons. The 57-year-old Boylan has been the lead assistant coach for the Bucks the past four seasons. The Bucks are 17-16 after defeating the visiting Phoenix Suns, 108-99.
May 30, 1986 |
It was the longest 15 days in the turbulent life of Scott Skiles. When his world was as long and as wide as the basketball court he was playing on, Skiles was a fearless, charismatic guard from Plymouth, Ind., whose sweet shooting and demanding floor leadership had carried Michigan State within an overtime loss of the Final Eight of the NCAA tournament. For 15 days earlier this month, however, the basketball was taken out of his hands and the court had been reduced to a tiny and crowded jail cell.
December 13, 1995 |
Scott Skiles, the newest member of the 76ers, showed up at practice at St. Joe's Fieldhouse yesterday and wasted little time making his presence known. "I told Derrick I'm probably playing for less money this year than he played for in college," Skiles said, referring to Derrick Coleman, the injured power forward and one of the highest-paid players in the NBA. "Probably is," said coach and general manager John Lucas. These Sixers were heavy into jokes yesterday. Skiles, 31, told Vernon Maxwell that he didn't know why he'd been brought in. After a largely disastrous stint at the point, Maxwell will move back to his accustomed spot at shooting guard.
June 8, 2005 |
A talk with his boss changed Scott Skiles' mind and then it changed his future. One day after he said he was through negotiating with the Chicago Bulls and was shocked by the process, he agreed yesterday to a 4-year contract extension to keep coaching the young team he led to a remarkable comeback this season. It was a heart-to-heart phone conversation with owner Jerry Reinsdorf - about a 30-minute call that Skiles initiated - that got the deal done. "I actually came in this morning and kind of felt bad, to say the least, about the way things have gone," Skiles said.
July 30, 1994 |
The move expected for nearly a year finally happened. The Orlando Magic signed free-agent forward Horace Grant last night. No terms were disclosed. The seven-year veteran was a key member of the Chicago Bulls during their run as three-time NBA champions, but had publicly expressed his desire to join the Magic since last season. "It's going to be a great season for us. We're not going to get knocked out in the first round if I have anything to say about it," Grant said at a news conference.
December 6, 1995 |
Scott Skiles, a nine-year veteran guard who last played the point for the Washington Bullets last season, appears closer to becoming a 76er. "We had another telephone conversation today," coach and general manager John Lucas said before last night's game with the Indiana Pacers. "He wants to know things like if I am going to be here and if we intend to keep getting better. "He's asking realistic questions. " Skiles, 30, is a free agent. The Bullets failed to pick up the option year of his contract after signing point guard Mark Price before the season.
March 14, 1986 |
Once in every great while, you come across a college basketball player whom you can't help but watch. All the time. He's a player who not only has the tools, but the kind of intensity that burns blinding-bright. This year, that player's name is Scott Skiles of Michigan State. That Skiles sank the two free throws with two seconds left last night to give the Spartans a 72-70 win over Washington is but a small part of the story. The 31 points against the Huskies, and the 28-point average this year, don't do it, either.
November 29, 2003 |
Scott Skiles' reputation was forged by his feisty playing style and later by his no-nonsense, in-your-face approach during his first NBA coaching stop in Phoenix. Can he rub off on the disappointing Chicago Bulls or will he just rub his players the wrong way? When he took over yesterday as Chicago's head coach, Skiles said it was wins and not confrontations he was seeking after nearly 2 years away from the sideline. "No question I'm a different coach than then, but I don't deviate from the core principles that I believe in, in how the game should be played," Skiles said.
December 14, 1999 |
For Danny Ainge, the choice was as simple as it was difficult. Being a father and husband, he decided, was more important than being an NBA coach. Just six weeks into the season, Ainge abruptly resigned as coach of the Phoenix Suns yesterday because he said he needed to devote more attention to his wife and six children. "I love coaching, but anybody can coach," Ainge said. "My wife has just one husband and my children have just one father. Some of you may think I'm jumping ship.
January 7, 1996 |
When the shot by the Vancouver Grizzlies' Blue Edwards fell through the hoop Friday night, it handed the 76ers another heartbreak. This time it was a 103-102 overtime loss to an expansion team. But coming as it did on the last night of a road trip that was in its 11th day and through which the Sixers had ping-ponged between time zones and across the line dividing one year from another, the loss seemed particularly galling. "Longest five seconds I've ever seen," Vernon Maxwell, who scored 16 points, said of the end of Friday's game.