Magic players seemed to be caught off guard with the news and posted a couple of responses on twitter in wonder.
Victor Oladipo responded in a tweet surprised but offered that Skiles helped him improved.
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
Evan Fournier wasn't so vague as he was surprised and now owes the swear jar some cash. Not only that, but his tweet garnered a ton of hilarious responses, including one from Jazz center and French national team teammate Rudy Gobert.
WHAT THE FUCK
— Evan Fournier (@EvanFourmizz) May 12, 2016
Come to Utah https://t.co/oYebCm1c3N
— Rudy Gobert (@rudygobert27) May 12, 2016
This is certainly an odd case, and not one you see often with the coach initiating the break up. The players realize they have to start over again in a new system with a new coach and forget the work they put in for an entire year with Skiles, so the emotion is understandable.
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