Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond, left, discusses the departure of head coach Scott Skiles with reporters during an NBA basketball news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013,

 

              Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond, left, discusses the departure of head coach Scott Skiles with reporters during an NBA basketball news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013,
Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond, left, discusses the departure of head coach Scott Skiles with reporters during an NBA basketball news conference on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Milwaukee. Hammond downplayed rumors of friction between Skiles and the team, and said that Skiles and the Bucks mutually agreed to part ways. (AP Photo/Dinesh Ramde)