MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the hiring tells The Associated Press the Milwaukee Bucks will introduce new coach Scott Skiles at an afternoon news conference (5 p.m. Eastern).
The move will come less than a week after the firing of close friend Larry Krystkowiak (krist-KOH'-vee-ak), who was a first-time NBA head coach when he replaced Terry Stotts near the end of the 2006-2007 season. And Stotts had only one and a-half seasons of NBA head coaching experience in Atlanta before he got the Bucks' job.
The 44-year-old Skiles brings an more-extensive coaching resume to Milwaukee. He was fired by Chicago in December after making the playoffs in three of his first four seasons as the Bulls' head coach. He also coached three seasons in Phoenix.
Skiles was drafted by the Bucks out of Michigan State in the first round of the 1986 NBA draft. He played 10 seasons with Milwaukee, Indiana, Orlando, Washington and Philadelphia.