Milwaukee Bucks guard Brandon Jennings was upset at coach Jim Boylan’s decision to bench him during the 4th quarter of last nights 100-92 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers. Jennings said he feels he is being singled out by Boylan.
Jennings was held scoreless for the first time in 281 career games, missing all three of his shots while playing just 17 minutes against the 76ers. It marked the second rough game in less than a week for Jennings, who scored four points on 1-of-15 shooting in a loss to the Indiana Pacers on Friday.
“I don’t see any All-Stars in this in this locker room, ” Jennings said.
“I think that everyone should be held accountable,” Jennings said. “There’s no maxed-out players in this locker room. So don’t try to put me on a pedestal and just give everyone else the freedom to do whatever they want.”
Boylan defended his decision to remove Jennings, who was replaced at point guard by Monta Ellis.
“I just felt like I needed to do something to energize our team,” Boylan said. “When you play that position in this league, there comes with it a lot of responsibility. The talent at that position is outstanding. So you have to bring it every single night. If that’s not happening, you need to do something.”