Found April 06, 2012 on
No Guts, No Glory:
Another day, another story about Dwight Howard being played.
Yesterday, Stan Van Gundy made him look like a fool when he informed reporters that he knew Howard wanted him fired. And today we get word of a report that the Magic basically bluffed Howard into waiving his opt-out clause which forced him to play in Orlando for another season.
According to the New York Post, the Magic threatened to trade Howard to the Lakers instead of his preferred destination in New Jersey if he did not waive his opt-out clause. A threat that ultimately lead to Howard waiving his opt-out clause.
According to league sources who spoke on the condition of anonymity, Orlando brass got fed up with Howard’s yes-no-maybe posturing and threatened to trade him to the Lakers, not his desired location, if he did not sign an agreement to waive the opt-out clause for the final season of his contract. Howard eventually signed the papers, but only after he was told “he would be a Laker by the end of the day,” ...
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The latest rumor coming out of Orlando is that Dwight Howard will stick around with the Magic if they part ways with their head coach.
One day after Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy disclosed All-Star center Dwight Howard wanted him fired, the two agreed it was time to move forward and focus on the team's play on the court.
''There's nothing for me to say,'' Howard said at practice Friday. ''We just have to play basketball. That's the only thing that matters.''
This year has been anything but normal for the Orlando Magic. Their franchise center, Dwight Howard, caused a season-long distraction by stating his desire to be traded. Once the time came for the Magic to either trade Howard or hold onto him, he waffled on whether or not he would sign a waiver that would prevent him from opting out of his contract.
Howard ultimately decided to stay...
As NBA observers begin to come to grips with the very strange interview session that took place Thursday morning after the Orlando Magic’s shootaround; when Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy told members of the media by members of the club’s management that All-Star center Dwight Howard has asked for him to fired at the end of the campaign; there is a two-fold question that comes...
Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy told reporters following Thursday's shootaround that superstar center Dwight Howard asked team management to fire him.
Van Gundy cited conversations with members of team management as his evidence.
"I know he has. That's just the way it is," Van Gundy said. "Again, I've been dealing with that all year. It's not anything...
Stan Van Gundy and Dwight Howard have both lost their freaking minds. How does a coach go to shootaround, a mere hours before his team is to play a game, and tell reporters that his star player wants him fired? Honestly, did he expect everyone not to go nuts and put that video clip on a loop for the next twenty-four hours? And how does a player have the ability to go to...
Days after Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy came out and said that sources came up to him and confirmed that indeed Dwight Howard went to upper management and requested that Van Gundy should be fired, Magic's general manager Otis Smith is coming out claiming that Howard never requested the firing of Van Gundy.During an interview with ESPN, Saturday night, Smith place...
Shaquille O'Neal and Dwight Howard weren't exactly the best of friends while Shaq was still playing in the NBA. But any grudge O'Neal might have isn't tainting his outlook on the ongoing Howard-Stan Van Gundy saga. Rather than blasting Howard, who allegedly called for Van Gundy's firing, O'Neal is instead upset with the way the Magic coach has handled the...
Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy revealed Thursday he is well
aware his superstar player, Dwight Howard, asked management that he
Although the New York Knicks are coming off a particularly discouraging loss, they've shown they can win despite injuries to two of their best players.
The Orlando Magic have been unable to overcome an injury to their star.
The Magic, who are hoping to have Dwight Howard back, try to avoid losing five straight games for the first time in five years when they host the Knicks...
Stan Van Gundy said Saturday he wanted to return as Orlando Magic coach next season despite the recent turmoil concerning All-Star center Dwight Howard.
Van Gundy revealed Thursday he was informed that Howard had asked management to fire him, sparking speculation he would not want to be back at the helm in 2012-13.
But on Saturday, Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel that he did...
Today at Practice Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy revealed to reporters that Center Dwight Howard has asked Magic management to replace him. Van Gundy believes that Howard will only stay in Orlando if he is fired and a new coach is brought in. There is some very awkward video of Van Gundy telling this [...]
Otis Smith wasn't asked by Dwight Howard to fire Stan Van Gundy.