Found May 25, 2012 on
There is only one word to describe the Orlando Magic season “drama”. On Monday the Magic fired Coach Stan Van Gundy and parted ways with general manager Otis Smith. Now Stan’s brother and NBA broadcaster Jeff Van Gundy is ripping the Magic. The Magic were a cirrus this season mainly centered around star center Dwight Howard. It seemed there were trade rumors everyday involving Howard. Then there were all the reports than Howard wanting trade then he didn’t want traded. Then towards the end of the season there were reports than Howard wanted Van Gundy fired. Well, if true Howard got his wish. He is only one still standing in Orlando. Magic CEO Alex Martins commented on the moves. “It’s time for a new leadership and a new approach,” Martins said at a news conference to discuss the moves. “We simply came to the decision that we were not on the right track,” Martins said those consecutive first-round playoff exits were “simply not good enough.” Martins addressed that dispu...

Jeff Van Gundy rips Orlando Magic

The NBA analyst blasted the Magic organization for the manner in which the team fired his brother, Stan, saving his most venomous comments for CEO Alex Martins.

Jeff Van Gundy slams Magic CEO?

Jeff Van Gundy lashed out at the Orlando Magic Friday, labeling the team's top executive as clueless about basketball and accusing him of lying about the motives behind his brother's firing. The ESPN analyst and former NBA coach tore into Magic CEO Alex Martins, who on Monday fired Stan Van Gundy as coach after a tumultuous season in which he clashed publicly with superstar...

Bobcats Interested In Stan Van Gundy

The Bobcats plan to reach out to Stan Van Gundy, according to sources.

Jeff Van Gundy rips Magic top executive

ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy strongly criticized Orlando Magic executive Alex Martins on Friday, after he fired coach Stan Van Gundy earlier in the week. Jeff Van Gundy told ESPN Radio that Martins, the Magic's CEO, lacks basketball knowledge and lied about why he let his brother go. "Listen, all you have done in your 25 years in the business is release press releases...

Jeff Van Gundy says it’s ‘absurd’ that the Magic pretend Dwight Howard wasn’t the reason Stan Van Gundy was fired

There are two theories regarding the firing of Stan Van Gundy: the Magic are looking to start fresh, or they know their only chance of keeping Dwight Howard was to fire their head coach. With rumors floating around that the Magic are looking to deal Howard around draft time, the former is a definite possibility. However, Jeff Van Gundy fully believes Howard drove his brother out...

Jeff Van Gundy Criticizes 'Game Of Semantics' Played By Martins

Jeff Van Gundy criticized Magic CEO Alex Martins for the way he handled the firing of his brother Stan Van Gundy.

Jeff Van Gundy thinks the Magic were “unprofessional” in the way they handled Stan Van Gundy’s firing

Here are three things that every NBA fan saw coming:  Stan Van Gundy getting fired by the Orlando Magic. The Orlando Magic trying to convince you that Dwight Howard had no involvement in the firing of Stan Van Gundy. Jeff Van Gundy ripping the Magic for something pertaining to Stan Van Gundy’s firing. The first two of those things already happened earlier this week. So all that...

Howard again denies getting Van Gundy fired

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard said Thursday he did not try to get Stan Van Gundy fired. "I hate see anyone lose their job," Howard told in Beverly Hills, Calif., in his first public comments since Van Gundy was dismissed. The Magic fired Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith on Monday. It ended a tumultuous season that included a trade demand by Howard...

Howard Denies Involvement In Van Gundy's Dismissal

Dwight Howard insists that he had no role in the decision to fire Stan Van Gundy.

Shaquille O'Neal Could Be Perfect Fit as Orlando Magic General Manager

Shaquille O'Neal has accomplished just about everything he could imagine since entering the NBA in1992. But the 15-time All Star may have his sights set on a new basketball feat. Shaq is set to interview for the Orlando Magic's vacant general manager position, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. The position opened up earlier this week, when both coach Stan Van Gundy...

Report: Magic to interview Shaq for GM job

According to ESPN, Shaquille O'Neal is on the short list of GM candidates with the Orlando Magic. O'Neal retired after the 2010-11 season and was a studio analyst on TNT's "Inside the NBA" during the 2011-12 season. He began his NBA career with the Orlando Magic in 1992 and played four seasons before joining the Lakers. Beginning with O'Neal, the Magic...
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