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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
11 hours ago  |  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
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

The best draft prospects for the Magic to target

The Magic won just 25 times this past season and sit with a top-five pick because of that.Orlando is going to have a shot at a legitimate difference maker, whether that's someone who comes in the form of Willie Cauley-Stein, Justise Winslow, Emmanuel Mudiay, Kristap Porzingis or someone else who we might not be thinking of as a top-five guy at this moment.Orlando will have its options...
Via Fox Sports
21 hours ago  |  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
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando City SC privately-financed stadium deal paves way for MLS expansion teams

On Friday afternoon, Orlando City SC announced a historic private stadium funding initiative, which includes increasing the capacity of the soon-to-be-built downtown facility to 25,000-28,000 seats. The news represents a political shift for an MLS club away from public funding and toward team owners making their own financial commitment to financing new stadiums. The Lions are...
Via World Soccer Talk
3 days ago  |  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...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days 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
3 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

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
4 days 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
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic Dancers to Hold Auditions in June

Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports The Orlando Magic Dancers will hold their first round of auditions on Saturday June 6th for the ’15-’16 season. For the first time in team history, the finals will be held in Nassau, Bahamas at the Convention, Arts, and Entertainment Center of Baha Mar Hotel & Casino on June 19th. The first round of auditions will be closed to the public...
Via Magic Basketball Online
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Orlando Magic: Grading Their Season

  (Source: Sam Greenwood/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… Season Summary The Magic’s season was far from successful from a competition perspective, but the development of their youthful talents was a major bonus to a relatively poor season. Prior to the season’s beginning, Orlando brought in the likes of Channing Frye and Ben Gordon...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Magic's Victor Oladipo leaves inspiring message for students at school for deaf

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo visited the Model Secondary School for the Deaf  on Wednesday where he addressed students about his upbringing, his life as a professional athlete and his sister Kendra who lost her hearing in second grade. Kendra is now a substitute teacher at Model. As you can see in the video above, Oladipo's speech was translated into sign language. Then later...
Via Fox Sports
5 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
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should the Magic consider trading this offseason?

The Magic are looking for a new coach and upgrades to a roster that won just 25 games this past season. They're young and developing, but that doesn't mean everyone is off the table when it comes to trades.Over at Rant Sports, Kareem Gantt discusses five guys Orlando could be smart to deal this summer. Here are a couple of snippets:Read the whole piece here.(H/t to Kareem Gantt at...
Via Fox Sports
7 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
7 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...
Via Diehardsport
8 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
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10 days ago  |  Discuss
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