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Scott Skiles | Center

Team: Milwaukee Bucks
Age / DOB:  (51) / 3/5/1964
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 180

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Scott Skiles will be named the next head coach of the Orlando Magic this week, according to Peter Vecsey.
We'll wait for an official announcement before we mark this news as official, but Skiles has been considered the frontrunner for the job and looks to be Orlando-bound. We'll keep this item updated as soon as more information is available, but it looks like the Magic may have their next head coach. May 26 - 11:24 AM

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According to Yahoo Sports, Scott Skiles has emerged as the frontrunner to become the next head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Tom Thibodeau has also been in the mix, but the Magic are reportedly unwilling to offer any compensation to acquire him. Orlando isn't going to rush into a decision, but they could start contract negotiations very soon. If Skiles does get the job, it will be interesting to see how Tobias Harris reacts considering the two didn't have the best relationship when they were in Milwaukee together. We will pass along any further details when we know more.
May 23 - 11:40 AM

Jeff Van Gundy believes Scott Skiles would be a good fit for the head coaching vacancy in Orlando.

"Scott Skiles to me is one of the most underrated coaches in the NBA," said Van Gundy. "People always talk about how he wears his teams out, but I've never believed that. Great players embrace coaching. When Scott was in Phoenix, he turned them around quickly. When he was in Chicago, he took over a team that had been down for a long, long period of time and he turned it and he turned it quickly." Skiles isn't a fantasy friendly coach, but he appears to be in the running for the Orlando job.
May 15 - 12:46 PM

The Orlando Magic have reportedly had internal discussions about bringing in Scott Skiles as the team's next head coach.

The Magic will reportedly move on from interim head coach James Borrego and begin their coaching search now that the 2014-15 regular season is over. Skiles has a leg up as a former player and fan favorite, but the Magic are also reportedly interested in Tom Thibodeau, Billy Donovan, and Mike Malone.
Source: ESPN
Apr 16 - 9:47 AM

Scott Skiles has been mentioned as potential candidate to replace Jacque Vaughn as head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Skiles would make some sense for the Magic as a former player for the team and there is a good chance that Skiles or another candidate will be named as the new Orlando head coach during the All-Star Break. James Borrego will serve as interim head coach for the time being, but whoever gets the job almost can't help but increase the fantasy value of Orlando's young players like Elfrid Payton, Tobias Harris, Kyle O'Quinn, and Aaron Gordon.

Scott Skiles has not been contacted by the Timberwolves about their head coaching vacancy, according to his agent Keith Glass.

"I’ve had zero conversations with the Timberwolves," Glass said. After missing out on Grizzles coach Dave Joerger, the T-Wolves are back in the market for a new head coach. Skiles does have a winning coaching record (443-433) during his 13-year tenure as an NBA head coach, but does not seem to be in the running for the Minnesota job. Fantasy owners can rest easy for now since it doesn't look like Skiles' messy rotations will be making a comeback just yet.
Wed, May 28, 2014 03:57:00 PM

Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the vacant Nets head coaching vacancy, according to the Newark Star-Ledger.

The report comes from legendary columnist Dave D'Alessandro, so we're inclined to take this one with some truth behind it. Skiles was reported to be on the Nets radar previously, but D'Alessandro elevates that to deeming Skiles the "frontrunner." After the way his tenure ended in Milwaukee, if Skiles is hired by Brooklyn, we'd expect there to be plenty of questions regarding how he will approach the team.
Tue, May 21, 2013 08:55:00 AM

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