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ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- 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."
Van Gundy started a circus on Thursday morning when he revealed he was told by high-ranking team officials of Howard's request. Howard walked up and hugged Van Gundy during that media scrum, unaware what Van Gundy had just said. After the coach walked away, Howard was blindsided that reporters knew the truth about his firing request.
Hours later, the Magic lost their fifth straight game, 96-80 to the New York Knicks, and dropped to sixth place in the Eastern Conference.
Van Gundy spoke to reporters for more than 30 minutes after practice Friday, with most of the questions focusing on his relationshi...
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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.''
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...
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...
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...
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 [...]
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...
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.
Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy revealed Thursday he is well
aware his superstar player, Dwight Howard, asked management that he
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.
Otis Smith wasn't asked by Dwight Howard to fire Stan Van Gundy.