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SCOTT SKILES RUMORS & GOSSIP

How many more wins can Scott Skiles get the Magic next season?

Some teams made big splashes this offseason. Others more or less stood pat. For the Orlando Magic, the biggest change of the summer came on the bench, where Scott Skiles will replace interim head coach James Borrego and the deposed Jacque Vaughn.The Magic added Mario Hezonja too, of course, and the rookie could develop into a fantastic contributor for Orlando moving forward. But...
Via Fox Sports
8 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...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
Via Crossover Chronicles
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting the Magic back to the playoffs

From the look of things, Scott Skiles and his former team could very possibly sneak into the playoffs this season. The Orlando Magic have a very talented young nucleus that has the potential to thrive under Skiles and his hard-nosed coaching style. Although the team has failed to make the playoffs for three straight seasons, they are developing into a very good looking team on paper...
Via Total Sports Live
28 days ago  |  Discuss

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

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 (@ShamsCharania) July...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles is Perfect Hire for Orlando Since He can be Fired Without Backlash

Being lost in my own mental shuffle of the NBA Playoffs, I guess it is better late than never. When the Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles a few weeks ago the NBA community met it with all the sighs in the world. An underwhelming hire by most standards, for sure, but people seem to be looking at this from a non-logical standpoint. Two important questions need to be brought, then...
Via Crossover Chronicles
June 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Rationalizing the Scott Skiles Hiring

​ Ever since Rob Hennigan took over as the general manager of the Orlando Magic in June of 2012, he’s had plenty of detractors for every move he’s made. And how could he not? The Magic’s 25–57 record this season represents the team’s best record under his direction. And yet—I still believe that Hennigan has been putting together a rebuilding project that can turn...
Via The Sports Post
June 08, 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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