Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles to coach their basketball team

Deepizzaguy By Deepizzaguy, 29th May 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Former Orlando Magic point guard Scott Skiles has been hired by the basketball team to become the 12th coach of the team on Friday. Skiles has signed a four year contract to rebuild the team that has had not a winning record since the end of the 2011-12 basketball season.

Scott Skiles has been hired by the Orlando Magic to be their new basketball coach

Former Milwaukee Bucks basketball coach Scott Skiles has been hired by the Orlando Magic to become the 12th coach of the basketball franchise that began operations as expansion team in 1989.
Skiles was a former point guard for the Orlando Magic from 1989 through 1994. Skiles has a four year contract to coach the basketball team. The financial terms of the contract were not released by the Magic organization.
Skiles will succeed Magic interim coach James Borrego who succeeded Jacque Vaughn who was terminated on February 5, 2015 after coaching the basketball team for less than three seasons.
Skiles will have the challenge of rebuilding the basketball team that has not had a winning season since the end of the 2011-2012 basketball season. The Magic made the playoffs as the third place finisher in the Eastern Conference Southeastern Division losing in the first round of the Eastern Conference First Round playoffs to the Indiana Pacers four games to one in a best of seven series format.
Skiles has been a head coach in the league in 13 seasons in the National Basketball Association with the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and the Milwaukee Bucks.
Skiles is a defensive specialist coach that will have the challenge of having the Magic players work as a team and improve their defensive skills on the court.
With the hiring of Skiles as the new coach of the Magic, the season tickets sales should improve during the offseason since Skiles was one of the most popular players with the Magic during his tenure with the team from 1989-1994.
While Skiles has a good track record of taking teams into the playoffs on six occasions, his weakness as a coach is that he does not know how to put together a lineup of basketball players or develop their talents to reach their full potential.
Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan decided to hire Skiles over former Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau was was relieved of his duties as the Bulls head coach on May 28 after coaching the team for five seasons.


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