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Pass The Pill:
Let the circus that is the Orlando Magic continue it’s act. We all know that Dwight Howard wants coach Stan Van Gundy out of town because well… Van Gundy told us so. If Dwight were to get his wish, one would assume that he would have some say in who Van Gundy’s successor would be in Orlando, and reports are that a familiar face would like to be taken under consideration.
Recently fired coach Mike D’Antoni is rumored to have interest in the Orlando job, according to the Orlando Sentinel’s Brian K. Schmitz:
Hearing whispers that Mike D’Antoni would be very interested in a vacant Magic coaching job.
— Brian K. Schmitz (@MagicInsider) May 11, 2012
Well, clearly D’Antoni didn’t learn his lesson about superstar egos with ‘Melo if he is ready to go and try to coach Dwight. However, the obvious question that D’Antoni to Orlando brings is whether the coach’s longtime star player Steve Nash would follow him there. Clearly, you would think that Nash would at least consider going to play with Dwight in Orlando if they were to hire D’Antoni.
Either way, a lot would have to happen in order for this all to come to fruition because no matter who wants him not to be, Stan Van Gundy is still officially the coach of the Orlando Magic. We will see how long that statement stays true.
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