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Orlando Magic 2015 Offseason Grade

The Magic made a number of small, but smart decisions this summer. In: Scott Skiles (head coach – free agency), Tobias Harris (re-signed), Jason Smith (power forward/center – free agency), C.J. Watson (point guard – free agency), Shabazz Napier (point guard – obtained via trade with MIA), Mario Hezonja (guard/forward – selected fifth overall in 2015 NBA Draft), Keith...
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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...
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July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Rob Hennigan and Scott Skiles Discuss Drafting Mario Hezonja

The Orlando Magic Draft War Room was all smiles, handshakes, and high fives after selecting Croatian wing man Mario Hezonja with their 5th overall pick. They admire Super Mario’s love of the game, his swagger, work ethic, offensive skills, and that he can play both SF and SG. Skiles was not shy to point out he can be a better defender, but Hezonja has all of the tools coming from...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 25, 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

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
June 08, 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

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...
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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
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May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

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