Most Bitter NBA Player-Coach Feuds in Recent History

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Most Bitter NBA Player-Coach Feuds in Recent History
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The Milwaukee Bucks look lost right now.

Their playoff lives are probably safe, thanks to a dramatic talent gap between the Eastern Conference haves and have-nots.

But it's looking like any looming sleeper status the Bucks may have once had may already be in hibernation mode. The Bucks have lost seven of their last nine games and are now just 8-9 since landing J.J. Redick at the trade deadline.

But Milwaukee's problems on the court have now taken a backseat to a potential disaster off it.

In the Bucks' latest showing—an unnerving 100-92 loss to the 28-43 Andrew Bynum-less Philadelphia 76ers—Milwaukee coach Jim Boylan benched a scoreless Brandon Jennings for nearly the entire second half (via Charles F. Gardner of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Not surprisingly, Jennings was livid. "There's no maxed-out (contract) players in this locker room; there's no all-stars," he said. "So don't try to put me on a pedestal and just give everybody else the freedom to do whatever they want."

Jennings openly questioned his boss' decision in the way that would get most people fired. Then again, most of us aren't making more in a month than our boss will for the year.

But in the grand scheme of player-coach feuds, there have been some far more spirited and lengthy beefs.

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