ORLANDO, FL - MARCH 4: Head Coach Scott Skiles of the Orlando Magic talks with Mario Hezonja #23 of the Orlando Magic during the game against the Phoenix Suns on March 4, 2016 at Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. (Photo by Fernando Medina/NBAE via Getty Images)
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Scott Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Orlando Magic.
Skiles was 35-47 this season, his lone year leading the Magic. The team made the surprising announcement Thursday morning, saying Skiles informed them that he would not be returning.
In parts of 14 seasons as a head coach, Skiles has a 478-480 record. He's also coached in Phoenix, Chicago and Milwaukee.
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Skiles says is apologizing ''for any unintended consequences that may adversely affect anyone associated with this decision.'' Skiles says he's simply not the right coach for the Magic, and that any other speculation would be conjecture.