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Chicago Bulls hire Scott Skiles as coach

CHICAGO -- Scott Skiles will bring his gritty, feisty, no-nonsense reputation to the Chicago Bulls, who were expected to show dramatic improvement...
Minnesota Timberwolves send Atlanta Hawks to third consecutive loss Dwight Howard, Pau Gasol and Jordan Hill.BUCKS 108, SUNS 99In Milwaukee, Brandon Jennings scored 29 points and the Bucks gave coach Jim Boylan a win in his first game since taking over for Scott Skiles, who was fired Monday night.
Camelo Anthony leads New York Knicks past Detroit Pistons

...and Brandon Jennings had 16 apiece for the Bucks, who had not won in the Valley since Feb. 21, 1987, at the old Veterans Memorial Coliseum.Milwaukee has won four of six since interim coach Jim Boylan replaced Scott Skiles on Jan. 8.
Ex-Atlanta Hawk Mookie Blaylock is in critical condition to Milwaukee," Hammond said.Drew will replace interim coach Jim Boylan, who stepped in after the Bucks and Scott Skiles parted ways Jan. 8.Drew was 128-102 in Atlanta, and the Hawks reached the postseason in each of his three seasons...
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...CELTICS-Activated C Raef LaFrentz from the injured list. Placed F Kendrick Perkins on the injured list. CHICAGO BULLS-Named Scott Skiles coach. UTAH JAZZ-Suspended C Greg Ostertag for one game for violation of team rules. FOOTBALL National Football...
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Bulls give coach lump of coal

...season to challenge for the Eastern Conference championship. If they do, it'll be with a new coach. The Bulls fired Scott Skiles on Monday, hoping to shake up a team with one of the worst records in the Eastern Conference. "I felt like something...
Turkoglu hits winning shot

...112-110 Monday. The Bulls lost for the first time in three games since Jim Boylan became interim head coach after Scott Skiles' firing. After Chicago's Ben Gordon hit a tying 3 with 6.7 seconds left, Turkoglu made the shot over Ben Wallace...
Atlanta unable to stop Salmons

...possible first-round opponents."He played his normal game, but then he got hot and he carried us," Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles said.Salmons, whom Milwaukee acquired from the Chicago Bulls in February, and Hawks All-Star Joe Johnson went...
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Bulls complete sweep of Heat

...defending champion in the opening playoff series since Phoenix did it to San Antonio in 2000. The coach of that Suns team? Scott Skiles, who coaches the Bulls now - and who put together a plan that simply befuddled Miami all series long. Dwyane Wade...
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...knee, but no structural damage. BULLS: Assistant coach Jim Boylan was promoted to interim head coach, replacing Scott Skiles who was fired Monday. Boylan was in his fourth season as an assistant under Skiles and has 14 years experience in the...