Magic Name Skiles Coach After Missing NBA Playoffs Three Times

Scott Skiles
Scott Skiles. Photographer: Gary Dineen/NBAE via Getty Images

Scott Skiles was hired as coach of the Orlando Magic, who missed the National Basketball Association playoffs the past three seasons while going a combined 68-178.

Skiles, 51, succeeds Jacque Vaughn, who was fired by the Magic in February and replaced by assistant James Borrego on an interim basis for the rest of the season. Skiles has previously coached the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks, compiling a 443-433 record and taking his teams to the playoffs six times in 13 years.

“Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott’s extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teaching smart, physical, unselfish basketball,” Magic General Manager Rob Hennigan said in a statement.

Skiles most recently coached the Bucks from 2008 through 2013. Terms of his contract weren’t disclosed by the Magic.

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