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It has already been well documented by Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy himself that his superstar Dwight Howard wanted him canned, but what he may not have known is that Howard already had replacements in mind for the coach before the season began. According to a report, Dwight Howard had chosen two candidates to [...]
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Stan Van Gundy believes Dwight Howard asked for him to be removed as head coach. Van Gundy came out and said this on Thursday, and it’s no surprise to me something like this happened when it did.
When The Magic’s owner came out before the trade deadline and said if Howard resigns with them he would have complete control over the coach and the general manager positions I knew...
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 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...
Stan Van Gundy said Saturday he wanted to return as Orlando Magic coach next season despite the recent turmoil concerning All-Star center Dwight Howard.
Van Gundy revealed Thursday he was informed that Howard had asked management to fire him, sparking speculation he would not want to be back at the helm in 2012-13.
But on Saturday, Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel that he did...
Days after Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy came out and said that sources came up to him and confirmed that indeed Dwight Howard went to upper management and requested that Van Gundy should be fired, Magic's general manager Otis Smith is coming out claiming that Howard never requested the firing of Van Gundy.During an interview with ESPN, Saturday night, Smith place...
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...
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Detroit Pistons with back spasms.
Howard will miss his third contest in over two weeks with the ailment.
Coach Stan Van Gundy detailed that Howard was laboring during the fourth quarter of Saturday's win over Philadelphia.
Howard is averaging 20.6 points and 14.5 rebounds this season.
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...
Dwight Howard will not play on Monday against the Pistons due to back spasms and he could also miss Tuesday's game against Washington.
Otis Smith wasn't asked by Dwight Howard to fire Stan Van Gundy.
The Detroit Pistons took advantage of the absence of Orlando's top three scorers last week to extend the Magic's misery, but they won't be catching them quite so short-handed this time.
Even if Orlando isn't completely at full strength, it may finally at least have everyone on the same page.
Coming off their first win in nearly two weeks, the Magic will have Dwight...