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NBA: Bucks dismiss head coach Boylan


A run to the first round of the NBA playoffs wasn't enough to keep Milwaukee interim head coach Jim Boylan at the helm of the Bucks.

The team said Wednesday that Boylan, who was promoted to interim head coach on January 8 after Scott Skiles and the Bucks parted ways, wouldn't return.

"At this time we feel it's in the best interest of the organisation to seek a new coach to lead our team," Bucks general manager John Hammond said.

"We appreciate Jim's efforts not only in his time as head coach, but in his entire tenure as a coach in Milwaukee."

The Bucks compiled a 22-28 record under Boylan and made the playoffs as the eighth and final seed in the Eastern Conference.

They were swept out of the first round by the mighty Miami Heat in four games.

Boylan, 58, had been the lead assistant coach for the Bucks the past four seasons.