Former NBA Player and Coach Scott Skiles Has Enough Kids to Field a Starting 5

Scott Skiles had success as an NBA player and coach. He played and coached for multiple teams throughout his career.

One thing people may not know about Skiles is the number of children he has. Skiles can start his own basketball team with the number of kids he has.

A look at Scott Skiles’ NBA career as a player

Skiles was one of the top basketball players in high school in Indiana. In 1982 he led his high school to the Indiana State Championship, where he scored 39 points as his team won the game. During his senior season, he led the state in scoring averaging 30.2 points per game. He went on to set multiple records during his high school career. After a successful high school career, he played college basketball at Michigan State University.

Skiles had an impressive senior season. He was a second-team All-American selection and was named the Big Ten Player of the Year. When he left MSU, he was the school’s all-time career scorer with 2,145 points and still holds the Spartans’ record for most points in a season with 850. Skiles entered the 1986 NBA draft after his senior season and was selected in the first round by the Milwaukee Bucks. During his rookie season, he did not see much playing time, only appearing in 13 games averaging 3.8 points and 3.5 assists.

After one season with the Bucks, he played for the Indiana Pacers and saw a lot more playing time coming off the bench. His career took off when he joined the Orlando Magic. Skiles spent most of his playing career in Orlando. During the 1990-91 season, he averaged double figures in scoring for the first time in his career with 17.2 points per game. That season he also broke the NBA record for most assists in a single game with 30. He won the NBA Most Improved Player Award after that season. In Orlando, Skiles impacted the team a lot. He transitioned into a starter during his time there Skiles finished his career playing for the Washington Bullets and the Philadelphia 76ers.

Scott Skiles’ career as a basketball coach

Skiles returned to the NBA during the 1997-98 season as an assistant coach with the Phoenix Suns. After a few seasons, he became the head coach. In his first season as head coach, the Suns finished with a 40-22 record and made it to the Western Conference Semifinals. Skiles was the head coach of the Suns for three seasons, and he had winning records during his first two years. After being fired midway through his third season during the 2001-02 season, he was hired as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls the next season.

During his time in Chicago, he had two winning seasons and made it to the playoffs three times. Skiles was fired 25 games into the season during the 2007-08 season. He returned to the Bucks and was their head coach for four and a half seasons and ended up resigning 32 games into his fifth season. His last coaching stint was during the 2015-16 season with the Magic. He spent one season in Orlando and finished with a 35-47 record. Skiles’ career record as a head coach is 478-480.

How many kids does Scott Skiles have?

With Skiles having experience as a head coach, he could put together a starting lineup from the number of children he has. Skiles has a total of six children by four different women. There’s no information on the whereabouts of his children.

Some people do their best to keep their personal life outside the media. For Skiles, he’s done a good job of keeping his kids out of the press. If his children ever want to get involved in basketball, they’ll have a good person to teach them the game.

[Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article incorrectly listed Scott Skiles’ coaching record.]