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A Laughably Long List of Potential Magic Coaching Candidates

Even if the Orlando Magic win their final two games of the season, that would still only give interim Head Coach James Borrego a 12-18 record heading into the offseason. I love the guy – everyone does – but that’s not good enough to be considered for the full-time position. The Magic are playing better under Borrego and lead assistant Igor Kokoskov since Jacque Vaughn was...
Via Magic Basketball Online
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando to keep James Borrego for the rest of the season

The Orlando Magic has decided that it will keep interim head coach James Borrego in that same position through the end of the year. After firing Jacque Vaughn, the Magic were putting out feelers for potential coaching candidates, but decided to take the time to find a good fit and bring in a veteran coach after the season is over. Names like Scott Skiles — an ex-Magic player and...
Via Crossover Chronicles
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando to keep James Borrego for the rest of the season

The Orlando Magic has decided that it will keep interim head coach James Borrego in that same position through the end of the year. After firing Jacque Vaughn, the Magic were putting out feelers for potential coaching candidates, but decided to take the time to find a good fit and bring in a veteran coach after the season is over. Names like Scott Skiles — an ex-Magic player and...
Via Bloguin Best
February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

George Karl interested in Orlando Magic job

The Orlando Magic may have some top coaches on the horizon as potential replacements for Jacque Vaughn. Vaughn was fired Thursday amid a 10-game losing streak and three poor seasons as head coach of the Magic. Former Magic player Scott Skiles was immediately mentioned as a candidate for the job. Mark Jackson and Mike Malone...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Five free-agent coaches the Magic may consider

ORLANDO, Fla. — James Borrego's first game as head coach of the Orlando Magic takes place Friday night when the Los Angeles Lakers come to town. While the presumption is he'll remain in charge for the final 30 games of the 2014-15 season, Borrego is not thought of as anything other than an interim coach. Since he has no previous head coaching experience, just like Jacque Vaughn...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles a ‘serious candidate’ for Orlando Magic job

Scott Skiles could be getting back into coaching, and it could be with his former team. The Orlando Magic on Thursday fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, who was in the middle of his third unsuccessful season as the team’s head coach. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported news of the firing and says Skiles could be a...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic fire head coach Jacque Vaughn

The Orlando Magic have fired head coach Jacque Vaughn, Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The Magic entered this season with increased expectations after signing Channing Frye in free agency and drafting Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, but things have not panned out. They currently are in the midst of a 10-game losing streak and are 13th in the East...
Via Fox Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Emerges As Serious Candidate For Magic

Scott Skiles is a serious candidate to eventually become head coach of the Orlando Magic. Skiles played for the Magic during his playing career. Skiles was most recently head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks following stints with the Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns.
Via RealGM
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles, Mark Jackson Candidates For Magic Head Coaching Job

If the Orlando Magic eventually fire Jacque Vaughn as head coach, sources say Scott Skiles and Mark Jackson are two candidates. Skiles most recently was head coach of the Milwaukee Bucks and was a member of the Magic during his playing career. Jackson is currently a broadcaster with ESPN following his dismissal last season by the Golden State Warriors.
Via RealGM
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Crazy Stats From Chicago Bulls Season Openers

In celebrating the 30th anniversary of Michael Jordan’s NBA debut and the Chicago Bulls season opener, we present fifteen crazy stats from the past 30 years. If you’re looking to win some free drinks at a bar or want to seem like the Bulls biggest fan, these stats might just do the trick. *Note – All of the information and stats are from Michael Jordan’s debut through last...
Via Sports Mockery
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Jennings Adds 25 Pounds Of Muscle

Brandon Jennings has gained approximately 25 extra pounds of muscle in the offseason. “I’m about 185, 190 on my good days,” said Jennings, noticeably thicker but still wiry. Jennings expects the added weight to help on defense, as well as absorbing contact when driving to the basket. Jennings also said Stan Van Gundy reminds him of Scott Skiles, who was his first coach with...
Via RealGM
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

New Head Coach Bill Peterson Introduced by Erie BayHawks

The Orlando Magic announced that Bill Peterson was the new Head Coach of the Erie BayHawks back in August, but it wasn’t until Tuesday when the 57-year-old was introduced at a press conference that took place in Erie, PA at the John M. and Silvia Ferretti LECOM Medical Fitness & Wellness Center. A few notable quotes from the energetic Peterson courtesy of Victor Fernandes...
Via Magic Basketball Online
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team interviewed George Karl; may reach out to Larry Brown, Scott Skiles

You thought the Lakers’ list of coaching candidates was long? Well, it just got longer. According to Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne from ESPN, the Lakers have already interviewed George Karl and are now discussing the possibility of reaching out to Larry Brown and Scott Skiles. Karl’s name first came up weeks ago, and seeing as he was roommates at North Carolina with Lakers...
Via Lakerholicz.com
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Interested In Larry Brown, Scott Skiles

The Los Angeles Lakers are internally discussing reaching out to Scott Skiles and Larry Brown. The Lakers are preferring an established coach with previous experience and have seemed to rule out Derek Fisher. Brown is currently head coach at SMU, while Skiles was most recently with the Milwaukee Bucks.
Via RealGM
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers will reach out to Larry Brown, Scott Skiles

The Los Angeles Lakers plan on reaching out to Larry Brown and Scott Skiles to discuss their head coaching vacancy, according to ESPN. The Lakers have already interviewed Byron Scott, Alvin Gentry, Lionel Hollins and Mike Dunleavy. They have also been linked to George Karl and Derek Fisher. Mitch Kupchak... The post Lakers Will Reach Out To Larry Brown & Scott Skiles appeared...
Via Hoops-Nation
June 02, 2014  |  Discuss

That’s the reason I’m a Bullets fan

Enjoy this blast from the past video promoting the Washington Bullets of 1994-95. It’s got Chris Webber, Calbert Cheaney, Juwan Howard, Georghe Muresan, Scott Skiles — the whole enchilada.
Via DC Pro Sports Report
May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Bogut Credits Scott Skiles For Developing His Play On Defense

Andrew Bogut signed a three-year, $36 million contact extension with the Golden State Warriors in October and he credits the coaching of Scott Skiles during his tenure with the Milwaukee Bucks. "Thankfully playing under Scott one thing I learned was to really play defense as a big," Bogut said. "That's helped me get the contract I did here." Bogut was the first overall pick by the...
Via RealGM
March 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq wants to make Shaq-Fu 2

One of the greatest (read: worst) video games ever made was the Super Nintendo classic Shaq-Fu. The plot of the game involved Shaquille O'Neal, a dojo and several levels of hilarity. It was universally panned and is considered one of the worst video games ever made. It also had the added negative effect of keeping O'Neal out of NBA Jam, an unforgiveable crime to Magic fans who...
Via Bloguin Best
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Shaq wants to make Shaq-Fu 2

One of the greatest (read: worst) video games ever made was the Super Nintendo classic Shaq-Fu. The plot of the game involved Shaquille O'Neal, a dojo and several levels of hilarity. It was universally panned and is considered one of the worst video games ever made. It also had the added negative effect of keeping O'Neal out of NBA Jam, an unforgiveable crime to Magic fans who...
Via Crossover Chronicles
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Making their mark: Magic records that stand the test of time

Whoever said records are made to be broken did not have the Orlando Magic in mind. In a relatively short period of time, the Magic have compiled some individual and team accomplishments which could take another 25 years to equal or surpass. And one can be classified as comparable to Wilt Chamberlain'€™s 100-point game in mind-boggling attainability in NBA history. Narrowing this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic will wear throwback jerseys in 10 games this season

via Orlando Magic press release ORLANDO, Fla. -- In celebration of the Orlando Magic's 25th anniversary season and to honor the rich history of Orlando Magic basketball, the team will don the original jersey -- the signature black, pinstriped jersey with throwback team logos worn through the 1989-94 seasons -- starting with the matchup Saturday night with the Miami Heat. The team...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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