Magic Rumors: Scott Skiles To Be Named As Orlando's Next Head Coach?

With former Oklahoma City Thunder head coach Scott Brooks having pulled out of the Orlando Magic coaching search, beloved former Magic player Scott Skiles is the frontrunner to take over on the bench, according to a report by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.

Scott Skiles has emerged as the strong frontrunner to become head coach of the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports….

Skiles, 51, has been the preferred choice of Orlando ownership, which has been fond of him since his playing days with the Magic in the 1990s. Skiles fits the candidate profile that Hennigan privately outlined for the coaching search: a successful head-coaching résumé that includes strong emphasis on upgrading Orlando’s defense and accountability.

The Orlando Magic are reportedly interested in Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, but a lack of clarity surrounding his situation in the Windy City could lead to the Magic pulling the trigger on Skiles sooner rather than later.

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