SCOTT SKILES NEWS

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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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic Name Scott Skiles Head Coach

The Orlando Magic have named former franchise player Scott Skiles as their new head coach and held a press conference to introduce him to the Orlando media. “Scott clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit,’’ General Manager Rob Hennigan said. “Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott’s extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teaching smart...
Via Hooped Up
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Pick No. 5 Analysis

With each passing pick, predicting the draft order correctly becomes a taller task. Last year, Joel Embiid was the frontrunner to be the first pick until he suffered a fractured foot. Anthony Bennett was taken out of nowhere at no. 1 two years ago. I feel pretty certain that the Minnesota Timberwolves will select Karl Anthony-Towns with the no. 1 overall pick this year. However...
Via The Lottery Mafia
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic Met With Fred Hoiberg, Mark Jackson Before Hiring Scott Skiles

The Orlando Magic met with Fred Hoiberg and Mark Jackson before hiring Scott Skiles on Friday. “We found the right guy,” Rob Hennigan said. The contract that Skiles signed runs for three seasons and includes a team option for the 2018-19 season. The Magic also met with Mike Woodson.
Via RealGM
21 hours ago  |  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
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

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...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Magic announce hiring of Scott Skiles as coach

Magic announce hiring of Scott Skiles as coach
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic name Scott Skiles head coach

The Orlando Magic named Scott Skiles, one of the most popular players in Magic history, head coach on Friday. Skiles, 51, becomes  the Magic’s 12th head coach in franchise history. “Scott clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit,’’ general manager Rob Hennigan said. “Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott’s extensive head coaching experience and...
Via Sports-Glory
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic hire former player Scott Skiles as head coach

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach. General manager Rob Hennigan announced the hiring Friday. An introductory news conference was set for later in the day. The 51-year-old Skiles becomes the 12th coach in franchise history. He follows Jacque Vaughn, who was fired in February. In a statement Hennigan lauded Skiles's...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic officially name Scott Skiles head coach

The Orlando Magic announced Friday that they have hired Scott Skiles as their new head coach. "Scott clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit," Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said in a statement. "Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott's extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teach smart, physical, unselfish basketball. We believe in Scott's ability...
Via Fox Sports
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Scott Skiles Named Head Coach Of Magic

The Orlando Magic have named Scott Skiles head coach. During his 13 seasons as a head coach, his teams have reached the NBA Playoffs six times. “Scott (Skiles) clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit,” said RobHennigan. “Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott’s extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teaching smart, physical, unselfish basketball...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Magic Moving Closer To Deal With Scott Skiles

The Orlando Magic have entered into contract talks with Scott Skiles and expect to soon complete his hiring as head coach. Skiles also interviewed this week with the New Orleans Pelicans. One source said the Magic hope to have a deal struck with Skiles as soon as Friday. Skiles' candidacy has always had the strong backing of Magic ownership and team CEO Alex Martins‎, from the...
Via RealGM
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Pelicans could be going after Scott Skiles, too

All week, it's seemed like a guarantee Scott Skiles would end up coaching the Magic. Now, even though there is a distinct chance that ends up happening, the odds are slipping just a little.According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic aren't the only coach-less team interested in Skiles' services. You can add the New Orleans Pelicans to that list. From Robbins' report...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Skiles 'progressing toward deal' with the Magic

The Scott Skiles-to-the-Magic rumors are already getting old. Is this happening or not?Well, apparently it's inching toward the finish line. That's according to Yahoo Sports/FOX Sports 1 NBA Insider Adrian Wojnarowski, who has more:Skiles is formerly the coach of the Bucks, Suns and Bulls. He is barely over .500 in his career, posting a 443-433 and has earned a reputation of a...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles -- yes, Scott Skiles -- the hottest name in coaching searches

How slim are the pickings among NBA head coaching candidates? Apparently Scott Skiles is the second coming of Red Auerbach. Skiles, who has missed the playoffs more than made them in his 13-year career, whose career winning percentage is a tick over .500, who has taken a team past the first round of the playoffs all of two times, is now the hottest name on the NBA’s coaching hot...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

16 Years Later, Scott Skiles May Get His Magic Gig After All

Let’s backtrack to this time in 1999, Orlando Magic fans. The Magic were knocked out of the first round of the postseason by the younger Philadelphia 76ers. Chuck Daly had just walked away as Head Coach. Bob Vander Weide and John Gabriel were on the hunt for a quick replacement with the NBA Draft and free agency a month away. The top candidates on a short list? Doc Rivers...
Via Magic Basketball Online
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Interviews With Pelicans

Scott Skiles remains the frontrunner for the Orlando Magic job, but he has also been interviewed by the New Orleans Pelicans. The Pelicans and Magic both entered their coaching search with Tom Thibodeau as a candidate, but he remains under contract with the Chicago Bulls. Jeff Van Gundy and Alvin Gentry have also interviewed with the Pelicans.
Via RealGM
2 days ago  |  Discuss

What should Scott Skiles expect in Orlando?

Scott Skiles is expected to be named Magic coach at some point this week, according to a report from Peter Vecsey. Now, let the speculation begin!How will Skiles fit into this roster? How will this roster fit into Skiles' style? Will he change as a coach with a team that doesn't have many non-big-man shooters? How will he affect the development or Orlando's youth contingent? There...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Could Scott Skiles' return to the Magic bring back wins?

Scott Skiles is reportedly supposed to become the head coach of the Magic at some point this week. But this wouldn't be the first time Skiles would be working in Orlando. In fact, Skiles was on the Magic back in the day as a player. Now, as a former guard reportedly prepares to come back to his old team as a coach, Brian Schmitz of the Orlando Sentinel asks if his presence is enough...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Scott Skiles to be named head coach of the Magic

The Scott Skiles rumors have been floating around long enough. Now, it appears they're about to turn into actual fact: Skiles is on the verge of becoming head coach of the Magic, according to Peter Vecsey, formerly of the New York Post:Luke Dahlgren of Fansided has his own thoughts on Orlando's reported next coach:Skiles has formerly coached Suns, Bulls and Bucks. He has a 443-433...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic are reportedly close to hiring Scott Skiles as new head coach

The NBA’s head coach carousel looked like it might wait for Tom Thibodeau’s fate to be known, before it started turning. Now, not so...
Via Athlon Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Orlando Magic Hire Scott Skiles As Next Coach

Reports are saying that the Orlando Magic have their next head-mean. Peter Vecsey is reporting that former Bucks/Bulls coach Scott Skiles will be the team’s next coach. Not surprisingly, Skiles will be named Magic coach this wk, I am informed. He was favorite f outset. CEO did PR 4 team when SK starred 4 'em […] The post Report: Orlando Magic Hire Scott Skiles As Next Coach appeared...
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4 days ago  |  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
Via Magic Basketball Online
7 days ago  |  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
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Scott Skiles Identified As Frontrunner For Magic Job

The Orlando Magic now have a strong frontrunner for their head coaching vacancy in Scott Skiles. Rob Hennigan has discussed the opening with several possible candidates, but Skiles has clearly separated himself in the process. Skiles has been the preferred choice of Orlando ownership, which has been fond of him since his playing days with the Magic in the 1990s. Skiles has previously...
Via RealGM
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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