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Preview: Bucks vs. Magic

Jason Kidd brought something interesting to his first practice back on the eve of the coach's return for the Milwaukee Bucks.Scott Skiles is returning to Milwaukee with his Orlando Magic mired in their longest losing streak.Kidd will coach the Bucks for the first time in 18 games as they face the Magic and Skiles, who returns to the city for the first time since he resigned as Milwaukee...
Via Associated Press
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic at Brooklyn Nets game preview

Because the new year hasn't been kind, the Orlando Magic are desperate to avoid falling into the losing ways that plagued them the past three seasons.First-year coach Scott Skiles hasn't been afraid to tinker with the lineup, and Victor Oladipo could be a long-term fix at point guard regardless of Elfrid Payton's health.The Magic look to end their longest slide of the season Friday...
Via Associated Press
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Named NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for December

It’s nice to earn any honors if you’re the Orlando Magic. Scott Skiles was named the NBA Eastern Conference Coach of the Month for the month of December. The league made the announcement Monday afternoon. It’s now the 4th time Skiles has won Coach of the Month: January 2005, April 2006, and February 2010. Obviously this is his first as Orlando’s leader. The Magic went 10...
Via Magic Basketball Online
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

How Skiles, Frye took Magic from lottery to playoffs

On November 25th, in the 15th game of the 15-16 season, the Orlando Magic were 6-8 and on the outside looking in at the Playoffs for the fourth consecutive season. At that point, Scott Skiles made a permanent (at least to this point) lineup change, shifting Victor Oladipo to the bench and Channing Frye in to the starting lineup. Frye had previously started two games while Oladipo...
Via RealGM - NBA
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

The Scott Skiles Cycle

Scott Skiles never intended to be a coach. After ten years of playing point guard in the NBA, Skiles was wrapping up his career playing in Greece for PAOK Thessaloniki during the 1996-97 season.I went from a player to a head coach in a span of about 12 hours in Europe. I was injured and I was about to go back home. They called me and said we're firing the coach, and would you...
Via The Sports Quotient
December 11, 2015  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

By Ryan Welte After going through two head coaches in the 2014-15 season, the Orlando Magic will look for more stability at the position as they try to build on their promising young core. Following the dismissal of Jacque Vaughn on Feb 5, 2014, the Magic appeared to already have his replacement in mind. Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojranowski tweeted this just hours after the Magic...
August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will sign Tobias Harris to 4-year deal

By David Kenyon The Orlando Magic missed out on top target Paul Millsap, but they’re not letting Plan B skip town. According to RealGM’s Shams Charania, the Magic have agreed to a four-year, $64 million contract with restricted free agent Tobias Harris. Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM. — Shams Charania (...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Same Old Front Office Mentality Keeping the Magic from Turning the Corner

The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles to become the franchise’s 12th head coach since its inception back in 1989. In a vacuum, the hiring of Skiles isn’t necessarily that bad. Adding a former player with extensive previous head-coaching experience can’t be seen as a bad thing for a young squad. After all, Skiles did take his teams to the playoffs in six of his 13 years as a...
Via Sportsnaut
May 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

The Orlando Magic have again hired one of the franchise’s former point guards to lead the team, but this time, Orlando went with one with previous head coaching experience. On Friday, Scott Skiles was introduced as the team’s 12th head coach. An original member of the Orlando Magic, Skiles averaged nearly 13 points and over 7 assists during the franchise’s first five seasons...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

The Orlando Magic are looking for a new head coach and it appears that they have found their top target. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the job. Skiles played for the Magic five seasons from 1989-1994 and also is an accomplished coach. He has coached the Suns, Bulls and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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