May 1, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT
And he’s the owner. The guy writing the check. So they are going to do it.
Skiles will be back for another season as the Bucks head man, reports the Journal-Sentinel.
Scott Skiles confirmed in a phone interview Tuesday afternoon that he will return as Bucks coach for the 2012-’13 season, the final year of his contract…
Skiles led the Bucks to a 31-35 record during the past season and had discussions with team owner Herb Kohl and general manager John Hammond over the last few days.
Skiles had a year added to his contract (next year) after the Bucks made the playoffs in 2010. However, the Andrew Bogut elbow injury changed the trajectory of the franchise, something they tried to right with the Ellis trade.
Skiles is a defensive minded coach and the Bucks were middle of the pack in league defense last year (16th in points per possession). If Skiles can change that (and gets some help with good offseason moves by Hammond), the Bucks could be a playoff team in the East next year. If not, the headline on a similar post may be very different a year from now.
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