Skiles was a member of the very first Orlando Magic roster during the 1989-90 season, and spent five years of his 10-year
Skiles last coached the
As a coach, Skiles has amassed a record of 443-433 over 13 seasons in stints with the
The Magic fired
Orlando has not reached the postseason since the 2011-12 season, when
"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 teaching smart, physical, unselfish basketball. We believe in Scott's ability to establish a culture of winning habits and accountability that will help guide our team in a positive direction."
The Magic has one of the league youngest rosters with an average age of 25.4 years.
"As we began our search, our internal discussions centered on finding a head coach with a solid résumé of NBA head coaching experience, great leadership qualities, a motivating communication style, and someone with a strong strategic acumen," Magic CEO