SCOTT SKILES NEWS

How many more wins can Scott Skiles get the Magic next season?

Some teams made big splashes this offseason. Others more or less stood pat. For the Orlando Magic, the biggest change of the summer came on the bench, where Scott Skiles will replace interim head coach James Borrego and the deposed Jacque Vaughn.The Magic added Mario Hezonja too, of course, and the rookie could develop into a fantastic contributor for Orlando moving forward. But...
Via Fox Sports
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Magic Penny Hardaway just misses top 25 in one all-time point guard ranking

The Orlando Magic have been graced with some fine point guards in the franchise's relatively brief history. Well before he took the job as the new head coach in Orlando, Scott Skiles was on the floor in a Magic jersey, setting assist records and guiding the fledgling organization. In a more recent vintage, Jameer Nelson nearly helped the Magic to an NBA title -- although his injury...
Via Fox Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Do the Magic have a new rival thanks to coach Scott Skiles?

One of the big downsides to missing the playoffs so many years in a row -- you know, other than not getting to the postseason -- is the lack of development of a true rival. Back in the Shaquille O'Neal/Penny Hardaway days, the Orlando Magic had a blossoming feud with the Chicago Bulls and Michael Jordan. Unfortunately, when O'Neal left for Los Angeles, that died out. There have been...
Via Fox Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What does Scott Skiles bring to the Orlando Magic?

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 formally announced...
Via isportsweb.com
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic announce 2015 preseason schedule

Basketball is right around the corner, even if it feels like the wait is becoming unbearable. And with the 2015-16 regular season schedule announced last week, there's only one thing left for most teams -- releasing the slate of games they'll play in the preseason.The Orlando Magic revealed their 2015 preseason schedule on Tuesday, and Orlando has plenty of traveling on its plate...
Via Fox Sports
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic’s 2015-16 Schedule Presents Early Tests

The 2015-16 NBA schedule was released Wednesday and whether or not the Orlando Magic can take a huge step forward this upcoming season may be known early. The Magic have not won more than 25 games in any of the last three seasons, but will be led this season by a new head coach in former point guard Scott Skiles. Skiles has a career record of 443-433 with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago...
Via Crossover Chronicles
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Who would play for the Magic in a modern 'NBA Jam'?

It's quite the premise for an NBA video game, let alone an argument -- if you had to take two players from your favorite team to play 2-on-2 against the rest of the league, who would it be? The classic video game franchise "NBA Jam" has offered numerous combinations over the years. But with today's Orlando Magic roster, who are the go-to players?The original "NBA Jam" came out 22...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Who Should Be Their Starting Five?

(Feb. 12, 2015 – Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… *This is an analysis of who should be the starting five in Orlando, not a prediction of what it will be. PG- Elfrid Payton Elfrid Payton was among the best rookie performers last season and has cemented his spot as the starting point guard long term in Orlando. He’s an...
Via HoopStuff
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic at their best when Nikola Vucevic gets going early

The Orlando Magic might seem to outsiders as if they're stuck in a quagmire of 20-30 wins, but this is a team with a quality young core and a new coach in Scott Skiles who can help those with potential take the next step. And a big part of that core is Nikola Vucevic.It's easy to forget because Vucevic is such a hardened veteran of four NBA seasons now, but the big man is just 24...
Via Fox Sports
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Getting the Magic back to the playoffs

From the look of things, Scott Skiles and his former team could very possibly sneak into the playoffs this season. The Orlando Magic have a very talented young nucleus that has the potential to thrive under Skiles and his hard-nosed coaching style. Although the team has failed to make the playoffs for three straight seasons, they are developing into a very good looking team on paper...
Via Total Sports Live
27 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via The Lottery Mafia
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Can the Orlando Magic make the playoffs?

With arguably one of the three best young cores in the NBA, the Orlando Magic will enter the 2015-16 campaign as one of the most intriguing teams in the Eastern Conference. The arrival of lottery pick Mario Hezonja (if you’re not familiar with the “Croatian Kobe,” familiarize yourself), along with the return of last year’s top-10 picks Aaron Gordon and Elfrid Payton, gives...
Via isportsweb.com
August 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Magic will retain two assistant coaches

Just because the Magic brought in a new head coach this offseason doesn't mean there will be turnover on the entire coaching staff over the summer. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel has a report on the status of their bench:The Magic fired Jacque Vaughn midway through last season and let James Borrego finish out the year as interim head coach. He has since left for the Spurs...
Via Fox Sports
July 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: the next Golden State Warriors?

They may never be mentioned as one of the all-time great teams, but the Golden State Warriors have forever altered the trajectory of the NBA. Not because of what they did but how they did it, and with the Warriors serving as a template of inspiration, the Orlando Magic is primed to become the NBA’s next great team. It sounds like the beginning of a drunken stupor that Orlando is...
Via isportsweb.com
July 26, 2015  |  Discuss

MBO Roundtable: Orlando 2015 Free Agency Edition

The 2015 NBA Free Agency is still ongoing, but the Orlando Magic appear to be mostly done with moves and signings. We start chatting about what type of squad Scott Skiles is going to have for the 2015-2016 campaign. Welcome to another edition of MBO roundtable. I’m Adam Papageorgiou and joining me for this fearsome foursome chat are Brian Serra, Spenser Strode, and Juan Toribio...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) -- The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says "I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via Fox Sports Florida
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic to face Raptors in regular-season game in London

LONDON -- The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says "I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this unique...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says ''I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic to play Raptors in regular-season NBA game in London

LONDON (AP) The NBA says the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors will play a regular-season game in London on Jan. 14. It will be the sixth league game played at the O2 Arena in the British capital. Before 2011, games in London were only exhibitions. Magic coach Scott Skiles says ''I remember playing in London with the Magic in 1993 and I am sure our current players will relish this...
Via AP on Fox
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Maurice Harkless Has Reportedly Been Traded to Portland

If it’s coming from Yahoo! Sports‘ Adrian Wojnarowski, it’s most definitely true. The Orlando Magic have reportedly traded Maurice Harkless to the Portland Trail Blazers in exchange for a future second round pick. Why deal the 6’8″ Small Forward now? For such a low return too when you got have gotten the same return back in January or February? I had high hopes that Harkless...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Magic players are excited to play for new assistant coach Adrian Griffin

The Magic brought in assistant coach Adrian Griffin upon hiring Scott Skiles to become head coach of the team. Now, Magic players are talking about how excited they are to play for the man who was once a long-time NBA journeyman as a player.From John Denton of NBA.com:(H/t NBA.com.)Photo Credit: Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports
Via Fox Sports
July 06, 2015  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sportsnaut
July 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking Down Orlando’s ‘Blue’ Summer League Squad

The Orlando Magic are gearing up to host their annual Summer League at Amway Center. It all tips off Saturday July 4th and will run for a week. 10 teams will participate, 2 of those squads will actually be the Magic’s. Orlando will have a ‘Blue’ Magic team, and a ‘White’ team. Those two squads won’t face each other unless they were to meet on ‘Championship Friday...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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
June 28, 2015  |  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
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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