Head coach Scott Skiles has made the big decision to leave the Orlando Magic after one season as the coach. NBA experts are shocked at the news considering it’s very rare for a coach to willingly leave a head coaching position. Skiles did a solid job with the young Magic team but failed to make the playoffs.
The Orlando Sentinel reports Skiles released the following statement:
“After much thought and careful consideration, I and I alone, have come to the conclusion that I am not the right head coach for this team. Therefore, effective immediately, I resign my position as head coach of the Orlando Magic. I realize this type of decision can cause much speculation. The reality though is in the first sentence. It is simple and true. Any other rumors are pure conjecture.”
The rumors are Skiles didn’t like the culture in the organization and had clashes with the general manager.