Head Coach Scott Skiles Reportedly Wants Out of Milwaukee

by January 07, 2013

Scott Skiles apparently no longer wants to coach the Milwaukee Bucks, where he put together a 162-182 record over four years. NBA.com reports that the Bucks’ bench boss wants to move on once his contract expires at the end of this season: “Multiple league sources say that Skiles, who is in the final year of the five-year contract he signed in 2008, has informed the Bucks that he does not want a contract extension, and is resigned to the fact that he will be elsewhere next season. The Bucks, sources say, have told Skiles to keep an open mind, and in case he has a change of heart, they would be willing to talk about another deal. Usually, teams that really want someone back — a player, a coach, whomever — figure out a way to make it happen. But the Bucks have done nothing substantive toward offering Skiles a new deal. Both sides appear willing to play out the season, and there is no animosity either way, sources said; Skiles is fond of owner Herb Kohl, and vice versa. The Bucks did not comment Sunday, nor did Skiles.”