Found May 23, 2012 on Oncourt Onslaught:
So Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith are history in Orlando, so now the search for a new head coach and general manager is underway. Jerry Sloan has already showed interest in the head coach position, and now Chris Broussard is reporting that the Magic are showing interest in courting Shaq as a potential GM [...]

Shaq reportedly could meet with Magic about GM job

The Magic announced this week that they fired GM Otis Smith and head coach Stan Van Gundy. While there has been very little information about the potential replacements, one report says former Magic center Shaquille O’Neal could meet with the team to talk about the GM job. Yes, that Shaq. According to Marc Stein, Chris Broussard reported on ESPN Wednesday that Shaq could meet...

Van Gundy and Smith are out, but Dwight still could be too

The Orlando Magic fired one of the five best coaches in the NBA this past season because Dwight Howard didn't like him. We can assume he didn't like all that nagging Stan did in hopes that Dwight improve as a player, but we don't know that for sure. The day Stan pulled back the curtain in front of the NBA universe exposing Howard's demands to have him canned surely...

Van Gundy’s out: Does Patrick Ewing get a shot to coach Orlando?

It’s probably not likely but the question needed to be asked. Now that the Orlando Magic have parted ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy, will assistant coach Patrick Ewing get a chance to take over the team?Ewing has long sought a chance to prove his coaching abilities with a team in the league but with the Magic still trying to woo center Dwight Howard into signing a long-term...

Sloan to interview with Bobcats

Jerry Sloan is scheduled to interview with the Bobcats about their coaching vacancy. The seasoned coach took the year off.

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...

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...

Wave Goodbye Stan

Stan Van Gundy was fired on Monday, which essentially signified ownership siding with Dwight Howard – who will likely leave anyway – over the embattled coach. There was a time when Van Gundy and Howard seemed like they had a relationship that was kind of funny. But this season, it jst turned sad and stupid. Somehow I don’t think Dwight will be doing too many more Stan Van impressions.

The Orlando Magic clean house

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. 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...

How Much Will Orlando Clean House?

The rebuilding has begun. Orlando is heading in a new direction. What that direction will be is hard to say. But the one thing that is clear is that the Magic are done with Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith and everything they built the last five years.

Report: Sloan to meet with Bobcats' officials Friday

Former Utah Jazz coach Jerry Sloan said he is scheduled to talk to Charlotte Bobcats officials on Friday about the Bobcats' head coaching vacancy, reported Thursday. "I'm supposed to talk to Charlotte tomorrow, and beyond that I haven't talked to anybody else," Sloan told Thursday. Sloan, 70, also said he was genuinely interested in the...

Sloan expresses interest in coaching vacancies

Jerry Sloan wants to coach again and is interested in the vacancies with the Charlotte Bobcats and Orlando Magic, according to a Salt Lake Tribune report. Sloan, who resigned during the 2011 season after 23 seasons with the Utah Jazz, told the paper that he has spoken to Bobcats owner Michael Jordan, and could meet with him this week. On Tuesday, Sloan told Fox Sports Florida...

Sloan Interested In Magic, Bobcats Coaching Jobs

Jerry Sloan is ready to return to coaching.

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'...
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