Skiles steps down as Magic coach

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The Orlando Magic are in the market for a head coach after Scott Skiles stepped down from his position on Thursday.

Skiles, 52, went 35-47 in his only season in Orlando, having previously had stints with the Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns.

He has a 478-480 career coaching record in the regular season and an 18-24 play-off record.

"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" Skiles said.

"Therefore, effective immediately, I resign my position as head coach of the Orlando Magic.

"I realise this type of decision can cause much speculation. The reality though is in the first sentence. It is simple and true. Any other rumours are pure conjecture.

"I sincerely apologize for any unintended consequences that may adversely affect anyone associated with this decision.

"The Magic are a world-class organisation that employs world-class people. I wish them nothing but great success. I will always be thankful, especially to the DeVos family, for the opportunity."

Orlando last made the play-offs under Stan Van Gundy in 2011-12.