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Stan Van Gundy
MIAMI Flipping through the pages of the NBA guide, no record can be found for the earliest in a day a team lost a game.
If there were such a record, perhaps the Orlando Magic might hold it after Stan Van Gundy torpedoed his team's chances with the revelation Thursday after the morning shootaround that center Dwight Howard had requested he be fired as coach. The Magic were then walloped that night at home by New York.
As for the other team in Florida, Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade got the sense that Friday night's game against Memphis was lost in the layup line. So while that might not challenge to be a record, it's still pretty early.
"I said in the warmup line, I was like, 'This might be one of these nights, Jesus,' and I hoped it wasn't," Wade said after his Heat were crushed 97-82 by Memphis at AmericanAirlines Arena. "But it was one of those nights."
Wade, who didn't deny fatigue played a role in his feelings of impending doom,...
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Two days after telling reporters that if the Orlando Magic fired him he would still go home and have a good day, Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy in an exclusive interview with the “Orlando Sentinel” on Saturday, said he wants to return as the bench boss for Orlando next season. The veteran head coach created headlines on Thursday morning when he confirmed an earlier report that...
Stan Van Gundy is expected to travel with the Magic to Philadelphia after Friday's practice in Orlando.
For more thoughts from Stan Van Gundy, head over to — unbelievably — Magic.com to watch his full media interview, in which he admits that his bosses have told him that Dwight Howards has asked them to fire him.
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 [...]
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.''
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...
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...
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...
Dwyane Wade sits out for Heat after injuring ankle on dunk mishap.
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...
Otis Smith wasn't asked by Dwight Howard to fire Stan Van Gundy.
With all this drama surrounding Dwight Howard and his alleged desire to have his head coach Stan Van Gundy fired, people forget that Orlando Magic owner Rich DeVos also put general manager Otis Smith’s fate in Howard’s hands.
And although Howard publicly washed his hands of those responsibilities in the press there is still the belief that he will have a big say so in whether...
Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy revealed Thursday he is well
aware his superstar player, Dwight Howard, asked management that he
LeBron James scored 26 points, Chris Bosh finished with 22 points and nine rebounds, and the Miami Heat steadily pulled away to beat the Detroit Pistons 98-75 on Sunday night.
James Jones scored 18 on 6-for-8 shooting from 3-point range for Miami, which played without Dwyane Wade for the 11th time this season. Wade sat out with right ankle soreness, which the team said was caused...