Jim Boylan will not be back as coach of the Milwaukee Bucks, a basketball source told the Journal Sentinel Wednesday.

The news was not unexpected after the Bucks were swept out of the NBA playoffs Sunday by the top-seeded Miami Heat. The Bucks lost all four games in the first-round series by double-digit margins.

The Bucks confirmed the news and general manager John Hammond said: "At this time we feel it's in the best interest of the organization to seek a new coach to lead our team. We appreciate Jim's efforts not only in his time as head coach but in his entire tenure as a coach in Milwaukee.

"We wish Jim and his wife Jan the best."

Boylan took over as interim coach on Jan. 8, replacing Scott Skiles after the Bucks went 16-16 at the start of the season.

Milwaukee got off to an 8-3 start under Boylan but slumped late in the season to finish with a 38-44 regular-season record and the eighth and final spot in the playoffs. The Bucks went 22-28 under Boylan.

The Bucks went 3-7 over their last 10 regular-season games, with the only victories coming against Toronto, Charlotte and an Oklahoma City team playing primarily reserves and without Kevin Durant.

This was the second time Boylan followed Skiles as an interim coach. It also happened in Chicago during the 2007-’08 season when the Bulls went 24-32 in the final 56 games and did not reach the playoffs.

“Our goal coming into the season was to make the playoffs,” Boylan said of the Bucks Sunday night.

“We had a young team, inexperienced in a lot of ways, and the opportunity (was great) for them to compete and play against the world champions in a four-game series.

“I know they swept us 4-0, but the way we played at times, is going to pay dividends down the road for all our guys.”

One of the first moves Boylan made after taking over in January was to insert Ersan Ilyasova into the starting lineup at power forward. Ilyasova responded with improved production after being unhappy in a bench role under Skiles.

Rookie forward John Henson also returned to the rotation before falling out of it again late in the season, and Henson struggled in the playoff series against the Heat.

Boylan also had to handle the three-guard rotation of Jennings, Monta Ellis and J.J. Redick after the Bucks acquired Redick from Orlando at the trade deadline.

"It ended up being four guards," Redick said, also including Dunleavy in the mix. "If you looked at our roster, it was Monta and Brandon being similar and Mike and I being similar.

"It was four guys for two spots. It was a challenge, I think, for Jim to kind of figure that out. Certainly for the players, game in, game out, not knowing things.

"But going forward the Bucks certainly have some nice pieces."