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Scott Skiles out as coach of Orlando Magic

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Scott Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one year, the somewhat surprising decision coming about a month after the conclusion of a frustrating regular season. The team said a search for a new coach is starting immediately. Skiles was 35-47 this season, his lone year leading the Magic – the team that he spent five seasons with as a player as well. The Magic started 19-13 this season, then after the calendar flipped to…

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Magic pose many challenges for new coach Scott Skiles

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The Orlando Magic open the 2015-16 NBA season at home against the Washington Wizards on Wednesday night. Realistic expectations do not envision the Magic playing basketball into late May. Fans would be happy with breaking even. Since parting ways with Coach Stan Van Gundy after their playoff loss to the Indiana Pacers in 2012, there has been little to cheer about at the Amway Center. For those fans demanding Van Gundy’s ouster at the time, the message is clear; be…

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