The Milwaukee Bucks have won both of their games under Jim Boylan since the interim head coach took over for Scott Skiles at the beginning of the week. Brandon Jennings scored 29 points in the Bucks’ win over the Phoenix Suns on Tuesday and 35 in a win over the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday. Jennings looks like he has received a burst of energy from the coaching change, and the fourth-year guard said it has to do with his swagger.
“At first, it was tough for me, just the fact that Skiles was my coach my first four years in the league,” Jennings said according to CSNChicago.com. “Of course, Boylan’s been here for the four years, too. But I know the first night, when we first had him, it was a little different looking on the sideline and (Skiles) wasn’t there. But Coach Boylan, he’s been here for four years, we’ve worked together in the summertime, so he knows my game and I know what to expect from him.
“I felt like I can do what I want. I’ve got my swagger now. I can clown around, dance, do what I want. I might end up changing my hair back again. I think just overall, the confidence that the team has. Everybody’s playing with confidence. Guys are just playing free. We’re not really thinking right now; we’re just hooping.”
Of course, that’s all easy to say after just two games. The Bucks finished the 2011-2012 season with a record of 31-35, and they are 18-16 so far this season. That means at the moment they are still around a .500 team. That being said, teams generally perform better when their superstars are content. At roughly this time last season, Jennings expressed his frustration with the direction of the organization. The fact that he says he is enjoying himself — even if that means bringing back his bizarre hairdo — is certainly a positive for the organization.
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