Skiles hopes to get deals done on four new Bucks' coachesMilwaukee Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles says he’s trying to hire four assistants for his new staff.
Milwaukee Bucks’ coach Scott Skiles says he’s trying to hire four assistants for his new staff.
They include former Marquette guard Jim Boylan, who was Skiles’ top assistant at Chicago and went on to the coach the Bulls after Skiles was fired last December.
The new coach also said he’s pursuing Lionel Hollins, Joe Wolf, and Kelvin Sampson as his other assistants.
He expects final contract details to be worked out in the next few days.
Boylan, who played on Marquette’s 1977 national championship team, is expected to be Skiles’ lead assistant again. He has reportedly agreed verbally to take the job.
Hollins has been both a head coach and an assistant with the NBA’s Memphis Grizzlies. Wolf is a former Bucks’ player.
The possible hiring of Sampson has raised some eyebrows, since he left Indiana University in disgrace this spring as NCAA rule violations surfaced However, for most coaches, the pro game is more about X’s-and-O’s than about recruiting.