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Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 10:05 am  |  33 responses

Stephen Jackson on Scott Skiles: ‘We Don’t Have No Relationship’


The cold war between Stephen Jackson and his coach Scott Skiles continues to quietly rage on in Milwaukee, as the Bucks pray that they can find a trade partner prior to the deadline for the disgruntled forward. From the Journal Times: “After Stephen Jackson was benched for the second half of a game against Denver Jan. 17, I asked the Bucks veteran swingman whether he had any inkling Bucks coach Scott Skiles was going to do that. Jackson said he didn’t get any advance warning and he didn’t get any explanation after the game, either. It was abundantly clear even then that Jackson, whom the Bucks acquired from Charlotte last June and was expected to be a key piece to the Bucks’ puzzle this season, wasn’t on the same page with Skiles. Now, a month later, Jackson’s relationship with Skiles seemingly has disintegrated. In an interview with Rod Burks of Channel 4 (NBC) in Milwaukee, Jackson said: ‘We don’t have no relationship like I’ve had with other coaches and I don’t expect to have one. Too much stuff has happened.’ Considering the strained relationship and Jackson’s limited playing time and productivity, it’s a given the Bucks will try to unload Jackson before the March 15 trading deadline. That won’t be easy, though. Jackson is being paid $9.2 million this season and is guaranteed $10 million next season. That’s a lot of money for a 33-year-old reserve player. Yet, there are some NBA officials who believe Jackson could be traded if he was part of a package, perhaps with talented young forward Irsan Ilyasova or perhaps with talented young point guard Brandon Jennings.”

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  • ben2424

    Is Stephen Jackson really a reserve player? I don’t think so, dude could be a key piece on a championship team. How about Mo Williams for Stackjack straight up?

  • http://redoftoothandclaw.ca/ niQ

    Man, Jackson needs to get traded. He’s not getting any playing time on the Bucks. He’s still got a lot in the tank, let him play…somewhere!

  • dannyb

    “We don’t have no grammar neither”

  • Sam

    Jackson and Ilyasova to the Nets for MarShon Brooks, Mehmet Okur’s expiring deal and Houston’s first rounder

  • ti-sizzle

    cosign ben2424. mo for jack! LAC should jump on this opportunity. That would make for some crazy ol’ Gs on the same team with jack and k.mart!

  • http://www.nba.com Red

    Put him on the Blazers, home of the old timers.

  • fruizm

    @dannyb…I was going to say that….so does that mean they DO have a relationship???

  • UNFORGETTABLE

    Double negative.. Therefore they do have a relationship.

  • http://www.alllooksame.com Tarzan Cooper

    Stack deserves to be on a better team

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    Like I said a couple weeks ago, Skiles treats his players like children. If you can’t deal with that, you don’t play for Scott Skiles.

  • http://Slamonline.com Caboose

    SJax for Jason Richardson and Chris Duhon.

  • RunNGun

    Captain Jack to the Blazers for Nic Batum.

  • IAMORANGE4EVER

    Scott Skiles showing Captain Jack what a lockout is.

  • patrick

    Bulls should make the trade for him! Give up Mike James or somebody.

  • http://www.slamonline.com spit hot fiyah

    u guys already said it…the good ol’ double negative

  • Dungeon Family

    yea it was double negative But neither one of ya’ll would Correct him to his face……

    Lame asses

  • http://nyill.wordpress.com Enigmatic

    @Patrick – why would the Bucks accept a trade of Jackson for a D-League call up?
    @ Dungeon Family – how would you know? You don’t know any of these people or what they’re capable of.
    Not everyone is afraid of a dude just cause he’s big an tall.
    Tall cats bleed just like everyone else.
    Least that’s my take on it.

  • http://slamonline.com nbk

    I would have just laughed. (“to” his face)

  • Heals

    DannyB beat me to the finish line…

  • Shem

    Stephen Jackson and Brandon Jennings for Calderon, Ed Davis and a 1st rounder top 10 protected in a deep draft.

  • http://www.racialicious.com/2012/02/15/memewatch-adventures-in-linsanity/#more-20490 Allenp

    The Clippers actually should be making that call. Dude still has something in the tank.

  • LA Huey

    He must not consider playing for a Scott Skiles team to be “pressure”.

  • bull22

    the shame to all of this is that he will probably be one of those players like antoine walker or allen iverson,etc in a few years wanting to get back into the nba. work hard stephen because nba gold dont last forever.

  • Brahsef

    People who correct others grammar are so lame. Hope you feel nice and smug with something everyone notices.

  • http://slamonline.com. datkid

    Clippers or bulls or SOMEBODY gotta do this. Sh*t he might even fit into the heat’s system… stephen jackson is crazy underrated as a player.

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com albie1kenobi

    he does make love to pressure afterall.

  • http://slamonline.com The Philosopher

    I’m right again.
    Skiles is “that dude”.
    Co-sign nbk.

  • Shem

    I’ve seen a few Bucks games this season and it’s blatantly obvious that this is a better team when Jackson is on the court. He generates a lot more offense than luc mbah moute or any other sf or sg on that team. For the Bucks to be in the playoff hunt and Jackson being benched every game is ridiculous. I understand Skiles is trying to make a point but the coach’s duty is to put the team in the best position to win games.

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Bring Jax and Jennings to PHX, move Gortat and Nash to Portland and get Batum, draft picks (2) and Camby to Milwaukee.

  • http://www.twitter.com/gerardhimself Gerard Himself

    @Sam: won’t happen. No way the Nets are trading MarShon Brooks. In Brooks the Nets have a starting shooting guard (and potential star) for the next 5 years. You don’t trade him for a guy that’s 10 years older, doesn’t make any sense. At all.

  • swiftyk

    I don’t have no idea on what kind of trade could happen, and I don’t expect to know what trade could happen either. I’d do Jack/Jenning/Ilyasova and a draft pick for Nash/Gortat/Morris and a draft pick, worst group gets a higher draft pick.

  • Stroshow

    Toxic contract. Toxic locker room presence. He’s just gonna rot on the bucks bench all year.

  • Fajita

    S jack stills plays mad D and can give a team 15ppg easy
    but if skiles doesn’t want him he gotta go. Milwaukee needs
    a scorer and closer. Straight up trade S Jack for Washingtons
    Nick Young.

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