The Orlando Magic have named Scott Skiles head coach, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. Skiles becomes the 12th head coach in franchise history. “Scott (Skiles) clearly distinguished himself as a tremendous fit,” said Hennigan. “Our young roster will benefit greatly from Scott’s extensive head coaching experience and commitment to teaching smart, physical, unselfish basketball. We believe in Scott’s ability to establish a culture of winning habits and accountability that will help guide our team in a positive direction.”
Skiles previously coached the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Milwaukee Bucks. He compiled a 443-433 record, including six playoff appearances in parts of 13 seasons.
Former New York Knicks and Houston Rockets head coach Jeff Van Gundy said prior to the move that Skiles would be a great fit in Orlando due to his penchant for turning around struggling franchises, per Mike Bianchi of the Orlando Sentinel:
I love him. Scott Skiles to me is one of the most underrated coaches in the NBA. People always talk about how he wears his teams out, but I’ve never believed that. Great players embrace coaching. When Scott was in Phoenix, he turned them around quickly. When he was in Chicago, he took over a team that had been down for a long, long period of time and he turned it and he turned it quickly.
The 12,000 square-foot home where Michael Jackson and his numerous exotic animals once lived is now on the market.
On 2,700 acres in Los Olivos, 40 miles outside Santa Barbara, the King of Pop’s Neverland Ranch, now the Sycamore Valley Ranch, is being priced at $100 million, according to The Wall Street Journal.
The ranch no longer includes Bubbles (the chimpanzee) and the rest of the animals, nor are the rides still on the estate, but the property does have 22 buildings in all, including two guest houses and a six-bedroom home. There is also a 50-seat movie theater complete with trap doors on the stage for magic shows, and the floral clock and train station are are still there as well.
In 1987, Jackson purchased Neverland Ranch for $19.5 million and lived there for more than 15 years. The ranch was once at the center of a police investigation after child molestation allegations were made against the music icon. Jackson was acquitted of those claims in 2005. He passed away in 2009 at the age of 50.
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