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Milwaukee Bucks fire interim head coach Jim Boylan


MILWAUKEE, WI (WTAQ) - Wisconsin’s pro basketball team is looking for another head coach.

Jim Boylan was fired Wednesday, after his Milwaukee Bucks were swept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the NBA Playoffs.

General manager John Hammond said, “We feel it’s in the best interest of the organization to seek a new coach.”

Hammond added that the Bucks appreciated Boylan’s efforts throughout his five years in Milwaukee.

He was Scott Skiles’ top assistant for over four seasons until Skiles left in early January.

Boylan finished the regular season 22-and-28, and the Bucks lost all four of their playoff games by double-digit margins.

Boylan said he didn’t do good enough. He said his hands were tied a little bit as the interim coach, but he won’t point fingers at anyone but himself.

Boylan said he accomplished a few things – like getting to the playoffs, and helping Ersan Ilyasova and Larry Sanders improve.

But guard Brandon Jennings was unhappy late in the season – and after Sunday’s playoff loss, Jennings wouldn’t answer the question of whether he wanted to play in Milwaukee anymore. He’s a restricted free agent, which means the Bucks can match any offer he gets from other teams.

The Bucks have gone through 10 head coaches since Herb Kohl bought the team in 1985.