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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 situation. "First of all, private conversations should never be brought public. I thought it was a bush league move by Stan Van Gundy, really, personally," O'Neal said. "First of all, he's lost his team forever now. That right there can...
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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.''
As NBA observers begin to come to grips with the very strange interview session that took place Thursday morning after the Orlando Magic’s shootaround; when Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy told members of the media by members of the club’s management that All-Star center Dwight Howard has asked for him to fired at the end of the campaign; there is a two-fold question that comes...
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...
This year has been anything but normal for the Orlando Magic. Their franchise center, Dwight Howard, caused a season-long distraction by stating his desire to be traded. Once the time came for the Magic to either trade Howard or hold onto him, he waffled on whether or not he would sign a waiver that would prevent him from opting out of his contract.
Howard ultimately decided to stay...
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...
Today at Practice Orlando Magic Coach Stan Van Gundy revealed to reporters that Center Dwight Howard has asked Magic management to replace him. Van Gundy believes that Howard will only stay in Orlando if he is fired and a new coach is brought in. There is some very awkward video of Van Gundy telling this [...]
Stan Van Gundy is expected to travel with the Magic to Philadelphia after Friday's practice in Orlando.
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...
For more thoughts from Stan Van Gundy, head over to — unbelievably — Magic.com to watch his full media interview, in which he admits that his bosses have told him that Dwight Howards has asked them to fire him.
Dwight Howard has become a major diva this year and continues to do so now as head coach Stan Van Gundy confirmed that the Orlando Magic superstar wants him fired.
Van Gundy details everything in the video above.
The sad thing is that we’re going to have to deal with Howard again for next season since he opted-in.
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...
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.
By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Former NBA Coach and current ESPN Basketball Analyst Jeff Van Gundy is sticking up for his brother.
Van Gundy admitted that he has a fractured relationship with his brother, Stan Van Gundy, the Orlando Magic head coach. But Jeff is on his brother’s side against Magic center Dwight Howard.
Otis Smith wasn't asked by Dwight Howard to fire Stan Van Gundy.
There aren't many NBA players that are considered winning players. There are a select few in the league and you can probably count them on one hand. Kobe Bryant, Dwayne Wade, Kevin Durant, and no matter what anyone says LeBron James.
Dwight Howard is not one of them. It's not because he hasn't won any championships. It's because of the act he's pulling with...