Report: Frank Vogel agrees to become Magic head coach

Former Indiana Pacers coach Frank Vogel agreed to become the new head coach of the Orlando Magic Thursday, as first reported by the Orlando Sentinel. Vogel, who was let go by the Pacers two weeks ago, replaces Scott Skiles, who stepped down last week after his first season, claiming he wasn’t the right head coach for the Magic. Vogel led the Pacers to a 250-181 record and five...
Via The Sports Daily
May 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles stuns Orlando Magic, bailing on head coaching job after one season

In a stunning, unexpected move, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles announced his resignation from the team. In a straightforward statement, Skiles said he resigned because he’s not the right head coach for the team. Scott Skiles has informed the Orlando Magic that he is stepping down as head coach. The Magic will begin a search effective immediately. — Orlando Magic (...
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May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton the center of Scott Skiles resignation from Magic?

As the dust continues to settle on Thursday’s shocking news of Scott Skiles ditching the Orlando Magic, one possible culprit has emerged—point guard Elfrid Payton. Payton, 22, was the 10th overall pick in 2014 and posted averages of 10.7 points and 6.4 assists last year, the scoring output an improvement on his rookie total. While a step in the right direction, it sounds like...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns as Magic coach

The Orlando Magic have joined the list of NBA teams that are in search of a head coach after Scott Skiles unexpectedly resigned on Thursday. In a statement issued through the team’s official website, Skiles apologized for abruptly leaving and said the decision was his alone. “After much thought and careful consideration, I and I alone, have come to the conclusion that I am not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles leaves Orlando Magic and Twitter erupts

The Orlando Magic revealed Thursday head coach Scott Skiles informed the organization he’s leaving. Skiles, who played for the Magic in 1989, led the team to a 35-47 record last year, though tallied their first winning month since 2012 last November. Alas, whatever the reason, Skiles has decided to hang it up, as the Magic revealed: Scott Skiles has informed the Orlando Magic...
Via The Sports Daily
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns as Orlando Magic head coach

This seemed to be rather inevitable. Coming off a disappointing 2015-16 that started with playoff expectations, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles has resigned his post. The move was made official by the Magic on Thursday, exactly a month after Orlando ended an extremely unsuccessful 35-win regular season. In announcing his resignation, Skiles had this to say: “After much...
Via Sportsnaut
May 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles resigns not just from the Magic, but from coaching

We’ll eventually learn more about Scott Skiles’s abrupt resignation as the head coach of the Orlando Magic. Eventually. A press conference later on Thursday might tell us something. Subsequent reportage will unearth more details. In time, we should be able to fill in at least some of the blank spaces created by this shocking move. However, we might not understand everything which...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 12, 2016  |  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

Orlando Magic hope Skiles can right sinking ship

By Mike Ferguson  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...
Via Crossover Chronicles
May 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Skiles frontrunner for Magic coaching job

By Larry Brown 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 for five seasons, 1989-1994, and is an accomplished coach. He has coached the Suns, Bulls and Bucks, going 443-433 over 13 seasons. He led his teams...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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