Scott Skiles on C.O.Y Award: ‘No Comment’

by April 23, 2010

Skiles gave the Journal Sentinel some pretty hilarious reactions to finishing second in the voting of the Coach of the Year award: “Bucks coach Scott Skiles was asked his thoughts about finishing as runner-up in the league coach of the year voting, an honor that went to Oklahoma City’s Scott Brooks. His answer: ‘No comment.’ Later, a reporter (this one) asked Skiles if he would have commented had he won the award. He just smiled, gave a shrug and said, ‘Get out the pom-poms.’ It’s not fake modesty, it’s just that Skiles really doesn’t care what a panel of sports writers and broadcasters is doing with those ballots. His concern is with the performance of his team, and right now, his total focus is on Game 3 of the Bucks’ playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks on Saturday. But his players thought he deserved the attention that goes with being a top candidate for the award. ‘He’s done a good job of turning this team around, bringing the right attitude, the right mindset, the right style of play,’ Bucks forward Luc Richard Mbah a Moute said. ‘I’m happy to be playing for him. Too bad he didn’t win it, but that’s a good sign that he came in second.”‘