Scott Skiles To Be Named Orlando Magic Head Coach

The Orlando Magic appear likely to hire Scott Skiles, former coach of the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks, effectively dooming themselves to mediocrity.

The Orlando Magic are looking to punch their ticket to a first-round playoffs loss, and they appear to be on the brink of making the smartest move yet in order to reach that goal.

This would be Skiles’ fourth stop as an NBA head coach, having previously guided noble postseason losers in Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee.

The Magic would seem to need a coach who can make the talent more cohesive and the defense suffocating enough to have a legitimate playoff contender. Yet, with Tom Thibodeau possibly available following another early Bulls playoff exit, they appear set on Skiles.

But this is what Orlando wants. Right now the Orlando Magic are too relevant. They have the fifth pick in the draft; they have a bright future in the backcourt with Elfrid Payton and Victor Oladipo; and they have a young base of talent to work with.

Written by Joey Sinatra

Joey Sinatra

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