November 24, 2014

Bucks seeking a new head coach

The Milwaukee Bucks have opened the search for a new head coach after informing Jim Boylan that he would not be offered a new contract.  The

Jim Boylan

Jim Boylan

decision was made after General Manager John Hammond met with Boylan this morning at the Bucks Training Center in St. Francis, Wis.

Boylan compiled a 22-28 record (.440) after replacing Scott Skiles as head coach on Jan. 8.  The Bucks were swept by Miami in the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs, 4-0.

The 58-year-old Boylan had been the lead assistant coach for the Bucks the past four seasons, joining the team after finishing the final 56 games (24-32, .429) of the 2007-08 season as the interim head coach of the Chicago Bulls.

His NBA coaching career began in 1992 with Cleveland.  He also served as an assistant with Vancouver, Phoenix, Atlanta and Chicago.