Jim Boylan Rumors

While head coach Jim Boylan was dismissed from the team two weeks ago, his assistant coaches — Sidney Moncrief, Bill Peterson, Anthony Goldwire, Joe Wolf and Chris Gilmartin — are still under contract until the end of June. Whether any of them will be retained is uncertain. They aren’t the only ones in the Bucks organization on shaky ground. Player personnel director Dave Babcock, scouting director Billy McKinney and head athletic trainer Marc Boff, among others, are also in the final year of their contracts.
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Jim Boylan probably coached his last Bucks game Sunday. Boylan replaced the fired Scott Skiles on Jan. 8 and guided the Bucks into postseason play. But the Bucks struggled down the stretch during the regular season and didn’t play particularly well in the playoffs. There is speculation Boylan could learn of his fate as soon as Monday. “He did a good job.” Bucks center Larry Sanders said of Boylan. “He did his best he could under some tough conditions.”
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One major change that happened mid-season was the mutual decision between the team and head coach Scott Skiles that he would relinquish his duties as coach. The Bucks were 16-16 and riding a four-game losing streak when Jim Boylan took over. “Jim’s done a nice job with the team and I think we’re all seeing these situations that have occurred,” Hammond said. “It’s not a rarity in the NBA to have something like this happen. It’s not normalcy, but it’s not rarity by any stretch, so it happens. Most of the times when these sort of things happen, the situation goes south and goes south very quickly, but Jim has done a great job of working with our guys and communicating with our guys and motivating them to play hard. He deserves a lot of credit.”
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When you’re unhappy with a decision your coach made, there are better ways to handle it than calling him out on Twitter. That didn’t stop Milwaukee Bucks point guard Brandon Jennings from taking to social media to question a late-game timeout called by coach Jim Boylan in the Bucks’ 109-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Jennings deleted the tweet shortly after posting. Brandon Jennings: Took a Timeout with 29sec down 10pts. Didn’t know it was 10pts plays!!!
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Monta Ellis has played in every game this season for the Bucks. And Bucks coach Jim Boylan thought Ellis would play Friday night against Indiana even though the shooting guard missed the morning shootaround due to illness. Both Ellis and Brandon Jennings have started all 67 games this season for Milwaukee, which is ending a two-game road swing after losing in Atlanta on Wednesday night. “I won’t get into the gory details but he wasn’t feeling well last night,” Boylan said of Ellis. “We figured we were better off to let him rest up and rehydrate and all that. In my opinion, 99% sure he’ll be fine by tonight. “He doesn’t miss for too much.”
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Bucks coach Jim Boylan addressed the Jennings situation after the Bucks’ victory over the 76ers. An ESPN report Wednesday quoted a source as saying Jennings and the Bucks had “irreconcilable differences.” “Brandon and I talk all the time,” Boylan said. “I talk to a lot of people around the league, a lot of people around Brandon. I don’t get that feeling from him; I don’t get that feeling from his people. “I saw that quote. It’s just a source, whoever it is. That doesn’t carry much weight with me. I just know my conversations with Brandon. He’s here; he’s a Milwaukee Buck. “He’s going to do everything he can to help us win. And all that other stuff will take care of itself.”
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It was nearly 50 years ago, but Jim Boylan remembers the moment as if it happened yesterday. Sitting in his second-grade classroom in Jersey City, N.J., Boylan was asked what he wanted to do when he grew up. It would have been understandable if Boylan had said he wanted to be a police officer. After all, Boylan’s father, Michael, was a cop and his son deeply admired him. “My dad was a cop for 30 years; he retired as a captain,” said Boylan, the Milwaukee Bucks new head coach. “My dad would work all day as a cop and then, at night, go to college. He went to school to become an electrical engineer. It took him eight years to do that. “He was a great inspiration to me.”
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