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January 8, 2013 Updates

So what did Skiles think of his team? The Bucks went 16-16 under his leadership this season and were tied for the seventh playoff position in the Eastern Conference, although they had lost four straight. "There's always the normal coach-player friction that goes on," Skiles said in an interview Tuesday afternoon. "Guys at this level are great players. This is, as NBA teams go, this is a good group of guys." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Scott Skiles is no longer the coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, according to a person familiar with the discussions. The person, who spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because the team had yet to announce the move, said it was a mutual decision between Skiles and the team. USA Today Sports

A league source confirmed late Monday night that Scott Skiles is out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks after four-plus seasons. The source said it was mutually agreed between the two parties that Skiles would no longer coach the Bucks, effective immediately. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Jim Boylan will take over as interim coach of the team beginning with Tuesday's home game against Phoenix, the source indicated. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

January 6, 2013 Updates

I chatted with Jackson after the game at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and, as usual, he didn’t pull many punches. When I asked Jackson whether he had talked to Bucks coach Scott Skiles, with whom he had a tumultuous relationship, since being dealt, Jackson looked at me incredulously and said, “Are you serious? … Are you serious?” He then paused, raised his voice and again said, “Are you serious? No, I haven’t talked to Scott Skiles. I wish him the best.” Racine Journal-Times

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Bucks forward Larry Sanders has been disciplined by the team, ruled out of Monday night's game at Toronto for what coach Scott Skiles termed "a team conduct issue." Sanders did not make the trip with the team to Toronto but will be back for Thursday's preseason game at Charlotte, Skiles said. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

Skiles would not elaborate after the team shootaround at the Air Canada Centre and neither would Bucks general manager John Hammond. Sanders got into a tussle with Washington center Jan Vesely in the second half of the Bucks' 102-94 loss to the Wizards on Saturday. And he again questioned several referee calls at length. It's possible the Bucks are trying to send a clear message to the 6-foot-11 Sanders that he must control his emotions on the court. Sanders had several outbursts at the end of last season and was ejected from games against Oklahoma City and Indiana. Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 19, 2012 Updates

Jennings knows there will be plenty of pressure to win this season, particularly with coach Scott Skiles and general manager John Hammond in the final year of contracts. And the Bucks are coming off a 31-35 finish during the lockout-shortened season, marking a second straight season missing the playoffs. "To be honest, I think everybody is (feeling pressure)," Jennings said. "We’re all on the bubble right now, because we need to win. There’s going to be a lot of pressure on all of us, not just the coaching staff or the GM. We all know this could be it so we need to turn it around right now." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

August 9, 2012 Updates

Veteran Joel Przybilla, officially signed Thursday by the Bucks, said a lunch meeting he had last week with general manager John Hammond and coach Scott Skiles helped sway his decision. "You can tell when someone wants you to be part of something special," the 32-year-old center said. "I think it's going to be a very good team. If some nights I don't play, I'm willing to accept that. We have a lot of young bigs and I can help teach the game at this point in my career." Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel

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If Jacque Vaughn is named Orlando coach, he would become the fifth active NBA coach to coach a team he once played for. The other four currently in place with that distinction: Philadelphia's Doug Collins, Utah's Tyrone Corbin, Milwaukee's Scott Skiles, New York's Mike Woodson. Sulia

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