Scott Skiles

Scott Skiles out as coach of Orlando Magic

Scott Skiles out as coach of Orlando Magic

In a stunning decision that sent shockwaves throughout the NBA and puzzled many NBA insiders, Scott Skiles has resigned as head coach of the Orlando Magic after one season.

Skiles had doubts about the direction of the team, the team's culture and the players' overall mindset, and he clashed at times with General Manager Rob Hennigan.

Reached by phone by the Orlando Sentinel today, Skiles said he would not comment beyond a statement he released through the team.

In that statement, he said: “After much thought and careful consideration, I and I alone, have come to the conclusion that I am not the right head coach for this team. Therefore, effective immediately, I resign my...

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