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ACC, ESPN To Launch ACC Network In 2019

FILE - In this Oct. 17, 2015, file photo, Florida State head coach Jimbo Fisher, right, and athletic director Stan Wilcox walk off the field after an NCAA college football game against Louisville in Tallahassee, Fla.  With work on the Champions Club in the south end zone of Doak Campbell Stadium set to be wrapped up by the start of football season, Wilcox's next major priority is renovating the rest of the stadium. (AP Photo/Mark Wallheiser, File)

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s television network will launch in August 2019, a person familiar with the situation said Tuesday. The person also said ESPN and the ACC also will start a digital channel next month that will be available online. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of …

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Skiles Out As Coach Of Orlando Magic

FILE - In this March 1, 2016, file photo, Orlando Magic head coach Scott Skiles watches play late in the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, in Dallas. Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Magic. Skiles was 35-47 this season, his lone year leading the Magic. The team made the surprising announcement Thursday morning, May 12, 2016, saying Skiles informed them that he would not be returning. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)

Following the conclusion of a frustrating regular season, Scott Skiles has stepped down as coach of the Orlando Magic after just one year. Skiles was 35-47 this season, his lone year leading the Magic — the team that he spent five seasons with as a player as well. The team said a search for a new coach is starting immediately.

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