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JR wants to deal with the coach directly sans agent.Keith Glass, Skiles' agent from his playing days and adviser since 1986, said Skiles doesn't want his contract situation to become a distraction for his players.
"We have no problem where we are now," Glass said. "Scott loves the team. He's as excited as can be about doing his job. Jerry is the owner of the team. He has no obligation to offer an extension. That being said, we have no obligation to accept one if we don't want to.
"We're not disturbed at all about negotiations. What has disturbed me is the idea we're pressuring in any way to get an extension. That's ridiculous. Scott's busy doing an absolutely incredible job."
Negotiations on an extension are expected this summer. The Bulls' rapid rise to success can only help Skiles' value.
The Bulls gave long-term deals to Tim Floyd and Bill Cartwright that left them paying multiple coaches at once. In that light, it'll be interesting to see if the Bulls offer Skiles long-term security.