Orlando Magic Head Coach Scott Skiles Resigns
The Orlando Magic can’t seem to hang on to a coach. Scott Skiles submitted his resignation after only one year as the Orlando Magic Head Coach.
“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,” Skiles said in a statement released by the team. “Therefore, effective immediately, I resign my position as head coach of the Orlando Magic. I realize this type of decision can cause much speculation. The reality though is in the first sentence. It is simple and true. Any other rumors are pure conjecture.
“I sincerely apologize for any unintended consequences that may adversely affect anyone associated with this decision,” Skiles continued. “The Magic are a world-class organization that employs world-class people. I wish them nothing but great success. I will always be thankful, especially to the DeVos family, for the opportunity.”
Orlando Magic Seeking New Head Coach
The Orlando Magic are in the midst of a rebuilding season after trading or losing a lot of their seasoned players. The Magic went 35-47 this season and missed the playoffs for the fourth straight season. They had five players on the roster who were either rookies or in their second season.
In announcing Skiles’ decision, the Magic said that their search for a new coach will start immediately.
“While we understand it was a challenging season, we reluctantly have accepted Scott’s resignation,” Magic general manager Rob Hennigan said. “We appreciate Scott instilling a culture of accountability and certainly wish him and his family well.”