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Person with knowledge of the decision tells AP Scott Skiles is out as Bucks coach

FILE - Milwaukee Buck head coach Scott Skiles argues a call during the fourth quarter of an NBA basketball game against the San Antonio Spurs, in this Dec. 5, 2012 file photo taken in San Antonio. Skiles and the Milwaukee Bucks have allegedly decided to part ways after just over four seasons together, ending a working relationship that seemed to been teetering on the brink for quite some time according to a person with knowledge of the move. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)
January 07, 2013 - 10:33 PM

A person with knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that Scott Skiles is out as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks.

The decision to part ways came on Monday, two days after the Bucks lost their fourth straight game to fall to 16-16 on the season. USA Today first reported the move.

The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the move has not been announced.

Skiles was 162-182 and in his fifth season with the Bucks. The timing of the move was curious because the Bucks were in seventh place in the Eastern Conference playoff race. But the hard-nosed, defensive-minded coach sometimes had difficulty meshing with a roster that was built around scoring guards Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis.

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