Scott Skiles

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Facts of Scott Skiles

Birth Name
Scott Allen Skiles
Famous Name
Scott Skiles
Married to
Kim Skiles
Currently Married
Richard Skiles
Marilyn Skiles


Career & Net worth

Net Worth
$15 million


Married to
Kim Skiles
Currently Married

Scott Skiles, an American basketball coach, and former player, last served as the head coach of Orlando Magic until 2016. He reportedly is not associated with any team. Skiles previously coached several NBA teams like Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls, and Milwaukee Bucks. He started playing basketball professionally in 1986 and was signed to several NBA franchises.

Skiles was born in La Porte, Indiana, on March 5, 1964. Skiles has loved basketball since he was a child. He began his career as a point guard and spent the majority of his time with the Orlando Magic in that role. He grew up in La Porte, Indiana, where he played basketball for local teams.

High School and Professional Career

Skiles attended Plymouth High School during his high school years. In 1982, he led Plymouth to the Indiana State Championship. His team won the championship by beating Gary Roosevelt, and the trophy would have gone to the other team if Skiles had not scored 39 points in that contest. He set records for most points in a home game and most points in an away game during his high school career.

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His number 22 jersey was retired in his honor as a result of his outstanding success while at Plymouth. Skiles enrolled at Michigan State University in 1982. He was named First Team All-America and Big Ten Conference MVP during his senior season with them. He went on to score 2,145 points for Michigan State University before joining the Milwaukee Bucks in 1986. He only played for the Bucks for one season and didn't have much of an impact. He joined the Indiana Pacers in 1989.

Scott Skiles 30 assists in a match SOURCE:

 His numbers with the Indiana Pacers were also not healthy. Skiles joined the Orlando Magic in 1989 after two seasons with the Pacers. During the 1990-1991 season, he was almost always in the starting rotation. Over 79 games, he scored 17.2 points and 8.4 assists in 34.4 minutes a game. He had 30 assists against the Denver Nuggets in the same season. In 75 games the next season, he averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 assists while playing 31.7 minutes per game.

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From 1989 to 1994, he was with the Orlando Magic. In 1994, he joined the Washington Blues, then the Philadelphia 76ers in 1995 before retiring in 1997. In 1997, Skiles joined the Phoenix Suns as an assistant coach, and in 1999, he became the team's head coach. He went on to coach the Chicago Bulls (2003-2007) and the Milwaukee Bucks throughout his career (2008-2013). Since May 2015, he has served as the head coach of the Orlando Magic.

Is Skiles married?

Details about Skiles' parents, and family are not mentioned yet, however, it is understood that he is a married man. His wife is Kim Skiles. The couple has three kids together. They are currently residing with their children. According to several outlets, the couple's partnership is still solid, so divorce is unlikely in the future.

Skiles is 6 ft 1 inch tall and weighed about 82 kg throughout his playing career.

Contract and Salary

Throughout his playing and coaching careers, he has changed teams and therefore his pay. His net worth is believed to be about $12 million. He made millions of dollars during his 11-year-long NBA career and was paid well as a coach. His average annual earnings as a player was reported to be around $1 million. As a coach, his salary was in the millions but it was never revealed. 

Skiles won the NBA Most Improved Player (1991), NBA Record: Most Assist in a Season, and Big Ten Player of the Year awards as a player (1986).

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