Magic exec says Howard, Van Gundy can co-exist

Associated Press  |  Last updated April 09, 2012
Orlando Magic senior vice president Pat Williams would like to see star center Dwight Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy both remain with the franchise long-term. Williams said Monday that restoring the team's health and a deep playoff run would do a lot to help the team move forward. Williams spoke with The Associated Press before addressing a function at Michigan State University. Van Gundy caused a stir last week when he said team officials told him that Howard wanted him fired. The coach and the star later met with Magic GM Otis Smith, agreeing to co-exist the rest of the season and put the team first. Howard is expected to sit out Orlando's home game Monday against Detroit because of back spasms.
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