Former Milwaukee Bucks coach Scott Skiles was named the new head coach of the Orlando Magic on Friday.
Skiles hasn’t held a head coaching job in the NBA since leaving the Bucks in 2013. He led the Bucks into the playoffs in 2009-10 when they finished the regular season with a 46-36 record but lost in the opening round to Atlanta.
Skiles replaces James Borrego, who took over on an interim basis after 30-games in Orlando last season. Skiles indicated that he is hoping to retain Borrego on his staff.
Skiles played five seasons with the Magic. He set a single-game assists record (30) with Orlando during the 1990-91 season. That record still stands today.
This is the fourth NBA head coaching job for Skiles after previously spending time with the Bucks, the Phoenix Suns and the Chicago Bulls.
The Orlando Sentinel reported that Skiles will get a three-year deal with a team option for a fourth season.