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You are probably having the same reaction I had when I saw Scott Skiles was a possible target for the Magic, "That's crazy, he's coaching in Milwaukee, he has a really good young team with a killer backcourt and they're a big man or two away from being really good."
Well, people close to him say that Skiles would, "crawl to Orlando," to be the Magic's head coach. A former Magic player who was beloved by fans and the organization, signing Skiles would be a great move from a P.R. perspective.
Skiles is also an incredible coach. He always gets his teams to play hard, no matter how much talent they have. He also demands respect from all of his players and usually gets it.
Skiles also has a history of wearing out his welcome wherever he goes. He is extremely assertive with his players, which has led to Skiles getting fired midseason in two of his three career stops.
Not to sound like a broken record, but if Orlando just fired a coach for being too overbearing, and Skiles is more overbearing than Stan Van Gundy, how can his tenure in Orlando end well?
Regardless, if Orlando is interested in Skiles, it is very safe to assume he is the front-runner for the job assuming Dwight Howard would sign off on the move. A former player with the team and the owner of a successful coaching record could be something the front office covets.
If Skiles gets an interview with the team, do not be surprised if things move quickly and he becomes Orlando's next coach.