Brandon Jennings has not been pleased with Milwaukee Bucks head coach Jim Boylan lately, and his frustration briefly boiled over to Twitter on Saturday. During a 109-99 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Jennings was critical of Boylan’s decision to call a timeout with 10 seconds left and his team trailing by 10. He tweeted the following before quickly deleting it, but per usual someone was able to capture it first:
It’s never a good idea to fire off a tweet before getting a hold of your emotions, but some athletes do it anyway. Jennings has a history of butting heads with his coaches. He never seemed to get along with former coach Scott Skiles, but at one point the fourth-year guard said he felt like he felt like he gotten his swagger back with Boylan calling the shots.
Perhaps that feeling no longer exists. Last week, Boylan benched Jennings after he gave up an easy layup to Philadelphia 76ers point guard Jrue Holiday in the third quarter. Jennings sat out the rest of the game, and afterword he was quick to point out that he felt Boylan was making an example out of him in an unfair manner.
The Bucks are currently fighting for the eighth playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but Jennings’ stats are down from last year and he has indicated on several occasions that he could make life difficult for Milwaukee when he becomes a restricted free agent this offseason. Based on his history, it’s probably a pretty safe bet that it will happen.
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