The Orlando Magic are expected to have a deal in place with coach Scott Skiles by the end of Friday.
Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported on Thursday that Skiles was close to agreeing to a deal with the Magic and that the two sides would continue talking in hopes of starting contract negotiations.
The Magic turned their focus to Skiles after meeting with Los Angeles Clippers assistant Mike Woodson last weekend, according to the report.
Orlando fired Jacque Vaughn in February, replacing him with interim coach James Borrego before finishing the season 25–57, missing the playoffs for the third straight year.
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