Scott Skiles Not a Huge Fan of Rest
As a player, said Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles, “I practiced all the time” and admitted Wednesday that the current trend of athletes looking for rest is tough to accept.
“More and more every year in all sports, rest is becoming bigger,” the former Bulls coach said. “Nobody wants to practice, and I think that’s a terrible, terrible mistake and a terrible approach to have. So the more it’s talked about, the more it’s discussed, the more players in all sports say ‘I need rest.’ ”
That said, particularly as an NBA coach, Skiles said he understands the unique circumstances that this season’s compressed post-lockout schedule presents.