Found May 25, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
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 and run the business side," Van Gundy said. "You don't know if a ball is blown up or stuffed. Stan Van Gundy reportedly had a tumultuous relationship with star center Dwight Howard. It is believed that Howard asked that Van Gundy be fired. Howard denied that he had anything to do with the firing and Martins backed that up. "To try to make everyone believe that Dwight Howard didn't have a part in this is absurd," Jeff Van Gundy said. "Just say, 'we fired this guy because we feel this is our best chance to keep Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard and I decided to fire h...

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...

Report: Magic want to talk to Lakers GM

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Magic reportedly prepared to trade Dwight Howard, will solicit offers after lottery

A report published earlier this week said Dwight Howard badly wants out of Orlando, and it looks like the Magic are ready to grant him his wish. According to Sheridan Hoops, the Magic will be proactive in soliciting deals for Howard after next week’s draft lottery order is determined. Chris Sheridan says Magic owner Rich DeVos decided it was time for the franchise to start fresh...

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...

Report: Magic eye OKC, Spurs for GM

The Orlando Magic have targeted Thunder vice president and assistant general manager Troy Weaver and Spurs assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey in their search for a new general manager, Yahoo! Sports reported Saturday, citing sources. The pair have emerged as serious candidates to replace Otis Smith in the Magic's front office, and Orlando has already been granted permission...

Everyone Involved With Orlando And Charlotte Have Done Lost Their Minds

Now, perhaps this is all just Internet tomfoolery here, but two quick rumors need to be noted.1) The Orlando Magic actually considered making Shaquille O'Neal their new GM, and2) Jerry Sloan would consent, on some level, to being the coach of the Charlotte Hornets.Now, um, the first.Orlando, didn't Shaq do enough damage to your franchise when he left the first time?I'...

Will The Magic Really Trade Dwight Howard This Summer?

Four years can be a lifetime in the NBA; as the Orlando Magic can attest to after seeing their fortunes radically altered since they lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2009 NBA Finals. The club that represented the Eastern Conference in the big dance that season is now a team in transition; looking to fill the voids at the General Manager and head coach slots. Former G.M.Otis...

Shaq Can’t Be The Orlando Magic GM Because His Movie Career Is Taking Off Again

As we discussed yesterday, people were a bit perplexed when TNT NBA analyst Shaquille O’Neal was suddenly mentioned as a candidate for the vacant Orlando Magic GM position, because he’d spent the last decade completely pissing all over the franchise that drafted him No. 1 overall in 1992. Eventually, though, it made perfect sense when it was revealed that Shaq was being considered...

Magic deny report that they're ready to trade Dwight

Probably not the worst idea ever assuming Sheridan's report is the one you choose to believe. With this past season feeling like a uber-slow removal of a band-aid that tears out as many arm hairs as possible on its way to exposing the ugly wounds that the Dwight Howard trade saga has inflicted on the Orlando Magic franchise, it just might be time to turn the page completely....

Shaq declines invitation to discuss Magic GM job

NBA great Shaquille O'Neal has declined an invitation to interview for the Orlando Magic's vacant general manager position. O'Neal had earlier expressed interest in the job. "When I first heard about the vacancy for the Orlando Magic general manager position, I was clearly intrigued," O'Neal said in a statement Thursday. "I was drafted by the Magic...

Magic Put Kupchak, Morway, Bower, Pritchard On Top Of GM List

The Magic are ready to begin scheduling interviews for their general manager vacancy and hope to have a hire in place within three weeks.

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.
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