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Ex-Magic PG Skiles named Orlando coach

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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) The Orlando Magic have hired former player Scott Skiles as their next head coach.

General manager Rob Hennigan announced the hiring Friday. An introductory news conference was set for later in the day. The 51-year-old Skiles becomes the 12th coach in franchise history. He follows Jacque Vaughn, who was fired in February.

In a statement Hennigan lauded Skiles' 13 years as an NBA head coach.

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