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Hezonja’s NBA Passion Can’t Be Questioned With Buyout Talks

The Orlando Magic will be introducing Mario Hezonja to the franchise’s fan base in the Amway Center press conference room, and it’s going to happen some time this week. It’s just not known at the moment when exactly. That’s due in part to a buyout that needs to be negotiated and finalized between Hezonja and FC Barcelona. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel...
Via Magic Basketball Online
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Announces Scott Skiles’ 2015-2016 Coaching Staff

Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images The Orlando Magic have officially named Adrian Griffin, Monte Mathis, Mario Elie, and Conner Henry as assistant coaches. Griffin is the lead assistant. Along with those gentlemen, Scott Skiles has retained Laron Profit and Jay Hernandez as assistant coaches/player development. The Magic coaching staff is considered complete at this instance...
Via Magic Basketball Online
6 days ago  |  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
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Draft ‘Super’ Mario Hezonja with #5 Pick

No, it’s not Mario Kasun. The Orlando Magic passed up on Justise Winslow and Willie Cauley-Stein and picked a guy they’ve interviewed and had their eyes on for over a year…Mario Hezonja. The Croatian 6’8″ wing player is as confident as he is good from launching jump shots. There is a buyout that needs to be negotiated with Barcelona to release him from his contract, but...
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Gordon Can Start Opening Night Next Season

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#3 Dedmon...
Via Magic Basketball Online
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Spur Elie ‘Frontrunner’ to be Orlando Magic Assistant

According to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski, former San Antonio Spur Mario Elie has emerged as a favorite to join the staff of newly hired Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles. Mario Elie is a strong frontrunner to be hired as an assistant on Orlando Magic coach Scott Skiles’ staff, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — […]
Via Project Spurs
8 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

James Borrego Departs Orlando to Join San Antonio Bench

AP Photo/Reinhold Matay Former Orlando Magic interim Head Coach James Borrego has officially departed O-Town and is returning back to the San Antonio Spurs. This time though, he’s upgraded from ‘video guy’ to actually being on Gregg Popovich’s bench. You can’t blame J.B. for passing up on remaining with the Magic and Scott Skiles‘ bench considering he would have stuck...
Via Magic Basketball Online
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Magic hire Adrian Griffin as lead assistant coach

The Magic already knew that Scott Skiles will be their new coach next year. Now, they know who will be stepping in as his lead assistant.Orlando will bring in Adrian Griffin, according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel. Here's more from Robbins:The Magic still have to fill out the rest of Skiles' coaching staff, but finding a lead assistant is certainly the start of the process...
Via Fox Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Griffin Becomes Orlando’s New Lead Assistant

Scott Skiles has his first Orlando Magic staffing hire. It’s not James Borrego or Igor Kokoskov, but former NBA player Adrian Griffin. The 6’5″ 40-year-old played 9 seasons for the Celtics, Mavericks, Rockets, Bulls, and Seattle. Not bad for a wing player that went undrafted. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports that Griffin will indeed by Skiles’ lead coaching assistant...
Via Magic Basketball Online
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Adrian Griffin Could Leave Bulls To Join Magic's Coaching Staff

Adrian Griffin appears to be close to leaving the Chicago Bulls and joining the Orlando Magic's coaching staff Griffin coached under Scott Skiles with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Via RealGM
18 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
20 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
23 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 Bloguin Best
23 days ago  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: The Return of Scott Skiles Edition

Ricardo Ramirez Buxeda/Orlando Sentinel via AP Scott Skiles is your new Orlando Magic Head Coach. Is that a good thing? Will James Borrego be one of his assistants, or does Scotty clean house? Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this tripod chat are Brian Serra and Spenser Strode.    Considering coaching tenures are getting...
Via Magic Basketball Online
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
24 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
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder in talks with James Borrego

The Magic ousted Jacque Vaughn and hired James Borrego as head coach midway through this season. Unfortunately, Borrego never stood much of a chance at earning the full-time coaching job. By the end, he wasn't able to wave goodbye to the "interim" label on his title.Now, with the Magic having hired Scott Skiles, Borrego is a free agent. So, where is he headed? Well, one report says...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles' arrival brings questions about free-agent Tobias Harris' future

Tobias Harris wasn't always a member of the Magic. No, before he came over to Orlando in one of the best heists the NBA has seen in recent years, Harris was on the Bucks. Then, Milwaukee decided to rent J.J. Redick for half a season in order to make no postseason progress. It gave up Harris to make that happen.But Harris' days in Milwaukee aren't forgotten. It turns out, because...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Hey Coach Skiles, Please Just Put in Moe Harkless

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#4 Payton...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles comes off as likable figure during introductory press conference

Scott Skiles may have a reputation for portraying an abrasive personality, a trait which has gotten him eventually ousted from head coaching jobs with the Bulls, Suns and Bucks, but he didn't come off that way during his introductory press conference with the Magic.Skiles went to a press conference almost as soon as he was announced as Orlando's new head coach. Here are some highlights...
Via Fox Sports
June 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Elfrid Payton Can Have One of the Best Magic Tenures Ever

This is an MBO series of 2014-2015 Orlando Magic seasonal player recaps and evaluations. As the NBA Draft and free agency approach, we’ll dive into statistics, highlights, and more as we dissect the 15-man roster and figure out who should stay and who should go as we enter a very important offseason in the franchise’s history.  Previously in the series:#2 O’Quinn#7 Gordon...
Via Magic Basketball Online
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Scott Skiles Hiring Grade

(Source: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images North America) By Josh Morgan: VP and Director of Content The James Borrego era in Orlando is officially over after a 10-20 record in 30 games. After the Magic fired Jacque Vaughn February 5th, Borrego took over on an interim basis and the franchise obviously felt as if he did not do enough to maintain his position, at least as the head coach...
Via HoopStuff
June 01, 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
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