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Players have to earn their minutes with Scott Skiles as coach

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — Throughout most of the Orlando Magic's last three seasons, playing time was given rather than earned.
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Count on Scott Skiles to deliver wins

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Scott Skiles has lost a few steps and most of his hair at 51. His former teammate, Nick Anderson, joked that Skiles was never "the most athletic guy anyway," having made a name for himself as a...
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Orlando Magic hire Scott Skiles as their coach

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The Orlando Magic hired Scott Skiles as their new coach this afternoon, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.
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Bianchi: Magic fans need to forget Thibodeau and embrace Skiles

Orlando Sentinal (Mike Bianchi) — Orlando Magic fans need to forget Thibodeau and embrace Skiles
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Chicago Bulls fire Tom Thibodeau, making him a coaching free agent

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — If the Orlando Magic have interest in Tom Thibodeau, the Magic now could hire him without having to give the Chicago Bulls any compensation.
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Magic could face competition from the Pelicans for Scott Skiles

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The New Orleans Pelicans could give the Orlando Magic competition for Scott Skiles’ coaching services.
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Can a Skiles-Magic reunion bring back wins?

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Now is not the time to be sentimental, so no: The Magic's pending hiring of Scott Skiles cannot be a romantic reunion brokered to arouse or appease an antsy fan base.
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Bianchi: For Magic, Skiles is just like Thibodeau -- except he's available!

Orlando Sentinal (Mike Bianchi) — For Orlando Magic, Scott Skiles is next-best thing to Tom Thibodeau -- and he's available! For Orlando Magic, Scott Skiles is next-best thing to Tom Thibodeau -- and he's available!
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Scott Skiles is the frontrunner for the Magic's coaching job, report says

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The Orlando Magic’s search for a head coach may be nearing a conclusion.
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Bianchi: Sporting News ranking is insult to Jimbo Fisher

Orlando Sentinal (Mike Bianchi) — Running off at the typewriter …
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Is 'The Zinger' a draft ringer for Magic?

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Latvian power forward Kristaps Porzingis — easy for no one to say — should be available for the Magic to draft at No. 5 next month.
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This year's Orlando Pro Summer League will be held July 4-10

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — The Orlando Magic have formally announced the schedule for the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer League, which will run July 4-10.
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Robbins: The Orlando Magic will have to make their own luck

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — NEW YORK — The Orlando Magic now have completed three consecutive trips to the NBA Draft Lottery during the post-Dwight Howard Era, and the closest the Magic have come to receiving any luck at all...
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Like soccer, Magic should make playoff promise

Orlando Sentinal (Brian Schmitz) — Go ahead, Magic. I dare ya. I double-dare ya.
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NBA's Final Four shows Magic how to make it

Orlando Sentinal (David Whitley) — The NBA's Final Four is set, and Magic fans should be humming a Frank Sinatra tune.
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Magic's Elfrid Payton named to the 2014-15 NBA All-Rookie First Team

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — Elfrid Payton was named to the 2014-15 NBA All-Rookie First Team on Monday.
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Magic have 29 percent chance of winning top-3 pick in the draft lottery

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — Team executives must feel helpless as they watch the NBA Draft Lottery broadcast unfold. The whimsical bounces of 14 pingpong balls determine a franchise's fate.
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Bianchi: Sigh! Dwight Howard is relevant again -- and Magic aren't

Orlando Sentinal (Mike Bianchi) — Rockets Dwight Howard is relevant after Clippers victory -- and Magic aren't
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NBA Draft Combine helped the Magic learn more about some power forward prospects

Orlando Sentinal (Josh Robbins) — CHICAGO — Attempting to detect a pattern in the players a team interviews at the NBA Draft Combine is a dangerous exercise.
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Tom Thibodeau's playoff exit could accelerate the Magic's coaching search

Orlando Sentinal CHICAGO — The seemingly glacially slow pace of the Orlando Magic's coaching search might be about to accelerate after the Chicago Bulls lost their second-round playoff series against the Cleveland...
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Blog Articles

Scott Skiles might be the right guy for the Magic's coaching job

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The rumors of Skiles being the frontrunner for Orlando coach have been unpopular, but it's possible the Magic made the right move to hire him. The Orlando Magic hired former point guard Scott...
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Magic's Scott Skiles hire gets mixed reviews

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — An emerging consensus: Orlando's new coach isn't a slam-dunk to succeed. The Orlando Magic are thrilled to have Scott Skiles aboard as their new head coach, a transaction they made official ...
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Magic officially name Scott Skiles head coach

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — The 51-year-old is now in charge of his former club. The Orlando Magic officially named Scott Skiles their head coach on Friday, the team announced via a press release. Citing club policy,...
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Scott Skiles headlines the week in Magic news

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — The Magic's former point guard and possible future coach stands as the top story in Orlando hoops. Not long after I posted this story about the slowly developing nature of the Orlando Magic's ...
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How Bulls' firing of Tom Thibodeau affects Magic's coaching search

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — What implications does Chicago's shake-up have in the City Beautiful? The Chicago Bulls on Thursday announced they've dismissed coach Tom Thibodeau , freeing him from the final two years of...
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Magic ownership driving rumored Scott Skiles hire, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — A report indicates Orlando owner Rich DeVos wants his club to hire Scott Skiles as its coach. If the Orlando Magic do ultimately hire Scott Skiles as their next head coach, it may be at the...
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Magic to hire Scott Skiles as coach within a week, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Within a few days, Skiles will reportedly take over the team for which he once starred. The Orlando Magic are set to fill their head-coaching vacancy within the next few days, reports ...
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Scott Skiles jumps ahead as front runner, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic reportedly have interest in their former point guard to be their next head man. A  report from Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski suggest that the Orlando Magic have a front...
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Slow going as Magic search for new coach

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — There doesn't appear to be a frontrunner for Orlando's vacant coaching gig. The Orlando Magic's season ended more than five weeks ago, but the team doesn't appear to be any closer to hiring a...
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The NBA Draft headlines the week in Magic news

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Orlando knows where it's picking next month. That story and more in this week's Magic news roundup. The Orlando Magic's quiet offseason picked up a bit Tuesday with the NBA Draft Lottery....
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Orlando Pro Summer League 2015 teams, schedule announced

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Ten teams, including two representing the Orlando Magic, will take part at the OPSL in 2015. The Orlando Magic announced Thursday the teams who will participate in the 2015 Orlando Pro Summer...
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After NBA Draft Lottery, experts update Magic mocks

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — With the 2015 NBA Draft order set, the experts have adjusted their mocks accordingly. Whom will Orlando choose? With the NBA Draft order set as a result of Tuesday night's Lottery, mock Draft...
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NBA Draft Lottery 2015: Orlando Magic to pick fifth

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic got the news during Tuesday night's Draft Lottery. The Orlando Magic entered Tuesday night's 2015 NBA Draft Lottery with the fifth-best odds of securing the number one overall...
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NBA Draft Lottery 2015 time, odds, TV schedule, and more

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The Magic head into the draft lottery with the fifth-best odds. The NBA Draft Lottery, scheduled for Tuesday, May 19th, at 8:30 PM Eastern/5:30 Pacific, will determine the order in which...
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Orlando Magic willing to spend big for Tom Thibodeau, according to report

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Orlando is reportedly ready to make the highly-regarded coach one of the highest-paid at his position in the NBA, provided he can secure his release from the Bulls. If one believes a new report...
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Elfrid Payton named to All-Rookie First Team

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — The rookie point guard was rewarded for his strong play all season on Monday. For the second straight year an Orlando Magic rookie has been named to the NBA's All-Rookie First Team. A year...
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Which coaching job is better: the Magic's or the Pelicans'?

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — With the Pelicans firing their coach this week, many fans have wondered if their vacancy is more attractive than the Magic's. With news breaking the other day that the New Orleans Pelicans ...
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Channing Frye headlines the week in Magic news

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Our review of the week's most noteworthy Magic news starts with Zach's assessment of Orlando's power forwards and centers. Y'all know the Friday routine by now. Let's take a look at last week's ...
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Orlando Magic Christmas uniforms leaked

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Evan Dunlap) — Orlando's new holiday look: cream uniforms with blue cursive Magic script. It's far too early to know if the Orlando Magic will be playing on Christmas Day 2015, but thanks to UniWatch , we at...
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Evaluating Nikola Vucevic, Channing Frye, and the Magic's other big men

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Zach Oliver) — OPP's player evaluations conclude with a look at how the Magic's stable of big men fared this season. Orlando Pinstriped Post concludes its series of player evaluations with a look at the ...
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