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Should The Magic Trade Down To Get a Shooter From Toronto?

When the Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their head coach they were signaling the losing has to end and unless general manager Rob Hennigan believes he can get the help his team needs with the fifth overall draft pick, his call to trade down becomes very real. Flipping the pick to the Toronto Raptors may or may not be the best deal Hennigan can pull off on draft night, but it...
Via Pro Bball Report
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Skiles Retains Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez for Staff

Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel is reporting that the Orlando Magic will retain the coaching services of Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez as assistant coaches on Scott Skiles‘ staff. Both were originally brought in by Jacque Vaughn for the purposes of player development. Profit in 2012, and Hernandez in 2014. The team obviously believes they performed well in their duties....
Via Magic Basketball Online
10 days ago  |  Discuss

What does the Scott Skiles hire mean for the Magic's rebuild?

The Magic are in the midst of a rebuild and recently had to make an adjustment. Jacque Vaughn wasn't good enough. Neither way James Borrego. So, Orlando brought in Scott Skiles to be its bench leader.Whenever a new coach comes into town, questions about fit arise, especially when it's regarding a guy who's entering an organization in the midst of a rebuild. The always insightful...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

A Q-and-A with new Magic coach Scott Skiles

Scott Skiles has been out of the NBA for a few years, but he's just re-entered, taking a job to coach the Orlando Magic. He was previously with the Bucks, Suns and Bulls. So, who is Scott Skiles? How has he changed? How has he progressed during his time off?Let's find out from this wonderful Q&A conducted by Josh Robbins at the Orlando Sentinel:Click here to read the full interview...
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Thoughts on the Scott Skiles Press Conference

So the Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles to be their next Head Coach. The fan and media reaction appears to definitely be mixed on whether or not it’s a good choice. A lot of questions and concerns seemed to have been addressed by that introductory press conference on Friday, it wasn’t just saying ‘process’ a lot. Here’s what I took from it.   Skiles is Alex Martins...
Via Magic Basketball Online
May 31, 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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