17 Facts About Scott Skiles


Scott Skiles coached the Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic.

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In 1982, Scott Skiles led Plymouth High School to the Indiana State Championship, scoring 39 points to lead the Pilgrims past the Gary Roosevelt Panthers in double overtime.

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Scott Skiles set several Plymouth high school records during his career, including most points in a home game and most points in an away game.

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Scott Skiles left Plymouth as the school's all-time career scoring leader, a record that would stand until 2005.

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Scott Skiles had his number 22 jersey retired at Plymouth High School in 1992.

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Scott Skiles attended Michigan State University, where in his senior season he was a First Team All-America selection as well as the Big Ten Conference MVP and scoring champion.

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Scott Skiles left MSU as its all-time career scoring leader and still holds the Spartans' record for most points scored in a season.

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Scott Skiles was arrested and charged with drunken driving a year later and served 15 days in jail.

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Scott Skiles was seldom used his rookie season with the Bucks, averaging 3.

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In 1989 Scott Skiles was selected by the newly formed Orlando Magic in the NBA expansion draft.

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Scott Skiles began the year as a starter but in the second half of the season he became a reserve, leaving Penny Hardaway as his successor.

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Scott Skiles was traded to the Washington Bullets in the offseason to create salary cap space.

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Nursing a serious shoulder injury in 1996, Scott Skiles left the US for the Greek League, joining PAOK in Thessaloniki.

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Scott Skiles immediately focused on improving the young Bulls' defense and developing greater consistency in a talented but underachieving team.

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Injuries to key players Michael Redd and Andrew Bogut marred the season, but Scott Skiles was given a show of support by general manager John Hammond.

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On May 29,2015, former team point guard Scott Skiles joined the Orlando Magic as the franchise's 12th head coach.

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On May 12,2016, after head coaching the team for one season, Scott Skiles stepped down as head coach of the Orlando Magic, claiming he was "not the right head coach" for the Magic.

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