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Scott Skiles on preseason hockey-style line change: 'Know your job'

When the Orlando Magic took the court for the first time this preseason, there were a lot of positives. But one late stretch had head coach Scott Skiles hot under his collar -- which led to a substitution pattern straight out of the NHL.When the Magic seemed to let up late in the second half, Skiles stopped the game and substituted all five players on the court, sending the message...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Squad Entertains Fans at Free Open Practice

The Orlando Magic held their free open practice inside Amway Center on Monday night. It was mostly 5-on-5 scrimmage work as Scott Skiles said he didn’t want to ‘bore’ the fans who showed up with drills. We can only estimate on the amount of folks who showed up, but my guess is there were about 2,500 spectators. It probably would have been more had I-4 accidents not made life...
Via Magic Basketball Online
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Hornets-Magic Preseason Postgame Interviews

AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr. Preseason or not, Scott Skiles is very unhappy with how his Orlando Magic team performed in the third quarter. 37 points coughed up to an opponent won’t be tolerated, and all of those guys in the locker room knew about it following the loss. If you decide to take a mental sabbatical during a play or two, Skiles isn’t going to hesitate to yank you...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Day 1 Orlando Magic 2015 Training Camp Interviews

Scott Skiles: “I don’t have any starters yet.” Here it is. September 26, 2015. The day Scott Skiles officially began the revitalization of an Orlando Magic franchise that so desperately needs it. Coach Skiles and his staff opened up the Amway Center practice facility doors and showed off a glimpse of the 2015-2016 Magic squad. It’s only Day 1 of training camp, and it was...
Via Magic Basketball Online
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic enter training camp hoping to build defensive identity

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- The Orlando Magic want to establish a new identity this season. If new coach Scott Skiles has his way, it will be all about defense. Orlando posted its third straight season of 25 or fewer victories last year, and ranked in the bottom third of the NBA in both points allowed and opponent field goal percentage. Skiles said that working to change that will be the...
Via Fox Sports Florida
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Free Magic Open Practice at Amway Center on Monday October 5th

The Orlando Magic will be hosting its first free open practice in the Scott Skiles coaching era on Monday October 5th at Amway Center. Doors open at 6 p.m. EST, so I’m going to assume this starts at 7 p.m. Did I mention it’s free for the public? Go claim your ticket(s). Folks that attend will enjoy exclusive Magic giveaways, free parking, and merchandise discounts. Last year...
Via Magic Basketball Online
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Run-and-gun in Orlando? Skiles says he wants Magic to play with 'pace'

An up-tempo offense probably isn't the first thing that comes to mind when people think about new Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles. But in discussing his plans for his team this season, Skiles told Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel that pace will be an essential part of the Magic's offense.But when Skiles talks about pace, he doesn't just mean increasing the number of possessions...
Via Fox Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

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 formally announced...
August 19, 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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