In 13 years as a head coach, Skiles, 49, has amassed a 443-433 regular season record coaching the Phoenix Suns (1999-2002), the Chicago Bulls (2003-2008), and the Milwaukee Bucks (2008-2013). Milwaukee fired Skiles 32 games into the 2012-13 season. Skiles has 18-24 postseason record in seven trips to the playoffs, making it to the second round twice in those seven years.
SB Nation’s Milwaukee Bucks blog BrewHoop had this to say about Scott Skiles’s coaching philosophy in May 2012:
Skiles is known as a defensive coach, but in 2011-12 he shifted his philosophy to maximize the talents of Brandon Jennings and mask the deficiencies of Drew Gooden as a center after defensive ace Andrew Bogut suffered a broken ankle was eventually traded to the Golden State Warriors along with Stephen Jackson in exchange for Monta Ellis,Ekpe Udoh and Kwame Brown’s expiring contract. In fact, prior to this past season Skiles had never coached a team ranked in the top-20 for offensive efficiency or outside the top-15 in defensive efficiency at the end of the year — the Bucks finished 13th in offensive efficiency and 16th in defensive efficiency during 2011-12.
Skiles has also clashed with players in each of his three stops.
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