The Orlando Magic sent out a surprising tweet on Thursday morning, announcing that Scott Skiles has resigned as the team's head coach after just one season.
Scott Skiles has informed the Orlando Magic that he is stepping down as head coach. The Magic will begin a search effective immediately.— Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) May 12, 2016
Skiles said he's "not the right head coach for this team," a franchise he spent five years with during his playing days. It now leaves the Magic with an unexpected vacancy, which shocked several players, to say the least -- Evan Fournier especially.
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Im as surprised as anyone else, but I just wanna thank coach skiles for helping us but especially me improve ... https://t.co/6CzbFmIHeQ— Victor Oladipo (@VicOladipo) May 12, 2016
Why Scott Skiles step down?— Brandon Jennings (@thinkiminthe90s) May 12, 2016
Fournier's tweet received a boatload of reactions, led by a hilarious response from Rudy Gobert, who told the Magic guard to join him in Utah.