Scott Skiles was an aggressive standout guard for the Michigan State basketball team during the mid-1980s and was highly recruited by the NBA teams for his ‘play-to-win’ attitude. He played his rookie season with the Milwaukee Bucks then was traded to the Indiana Pacers prior to the opening of the 1987-88 season.
After playing 10 seasons in the NBA and later becoming the head coach of the Chicago Bulls here’s what Scott Skiles said in mid-May of 2007 during second round of the playoffs about winning athletics. ‘It’s only fair to judge athletes based on their postseason performances. I don’t know why it’s unfair. Skiles continued, ’you try to be the best team you can be and that means you play the regular season to get your playoff seeding. Then you go into the playoffs and go as far as you can. Reputations are made in the playoffs. That’s absolutely true. I wouldn’t put everything on it. If I’m correct, there are a lot of All-NBA selections at home right now not playing in the playoffs. How do we judge them?’