Skiles was born on March 5, 1964 in La Porte, Indiana. Skiles was fond of basketball from his childhood. He started his career as a point guard and appeared in the same position for the most of occasions in the Orlando Magic Roster. He spent his childhood in his birthplace La Porte, playing basketball for local teams.
Skiles spent his high school career with Plymouth High School. There, he led Plymouth to Indiana State Championship in 1982. His team won the title by defeating Gary Roosevelt and without 39 points produced by Skiles in that game, the title would have gone to the other side. During his high school career, he set records such as: most points in a home game (63), most points in an away game (76). Because of his phenomenal performance during his time at Plymouth, they retired his number 22 jersey in his memory. Skiles joined Michgan State University in the year of 1982. In his senior season with them, he was First Team All-America selection and Big Ten Conference MVP. He scored a total of 2,145 points for Michigan State University and left them in the year 1986 to join Milwaukee Bucks. He played for just 1 season with the Bucks and didn’t produced much. In the year 1989, he joined Indiana Pacers. His stats at Indiana Pacers were not good either. After playing for 2 seasons with the Pacers, Skiles joined Orlando Magic in 1989. From 1990-1991 season, he made his place almost regularly in starting lineup. That season, he averaged 17.2 points and 8.4 assists in 34.4 minutes per match over 79 games (66 starts). In the same season, he made 30 assists in a match against Denver Nuggets. The next season (1991-92), he averaged 14.1 points and 7.3 assists in 31.7 minutes per game in 75 games. He played for Orlando Magic from 1989 to 1994. He then joined Washington Blues in 1994, Philadelphia 76ers in 1995 and then eventually retired from professional career in 1997. Skiles became assistant coach of NBA team Phoenix Suns in 1997 and then head coach of that team in 1999. Over the course of time, he went on to coach teams like Chicago Bulls (2003-2007) and Milwaukee Bucks (2008-2013). Currently he is the head coach of Orlando Magic, starting from May, 2015.
Details of Skiles’s parents, his brother/s, sister/s are not available in the internet, however it known fact that, he is a married man. Kim Skiles is his wife. The couple share 3 children together. They currently live with their kids. According to many sources, the couple still do have strong relationship, so there is very low chance of them getting divorced in the near future. Currently, Skiles doesn’t have any girlfriend.
His has changed teams throughout his playing and coaching career, so has his salary amount. His exact salary amount is unknown to us, however his net worth is estimated to be about $15 million. Skiles stands 6ft 1 inch tall and during his playing career, he was about 82 kg. As a player, he has won NBA Most Improved Player (1991), NBA record: Most assists in a game and Big Ten Player of the Year (1986).