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Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles as their coach

Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles as their coach

The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their new coach Friday, but the announcement and the accompanying hoopla felt anticlimactic. Skiles’ name had been linked to the job ever since team officials fired Jacque Vaughn in early February. After all, many Magic fans loved Skiles when he played point guard for the team during its first five seasons. Alex Martins, the team’s current CEO, had a close relationship with Skiles going back to Martins’ tenure as the Magic’s public-relations czar. And the team’s owners, the DeVos family, adore Skiles. In reality, however, the Magic first had to overcome a significant obstacle, a hurdle in Skiles’ mind. “I...

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