Originally written on The Victory Formation  |  Last updated 4/5/12

Yesterday, it was reported that Orland Magic star Dwight Howard has told management to fire Stan Van Gundy, or lose him to free agency, a report that Dwight Howard denies. However, Van Gundy is now on record that Howard did indeed do just that when asked in front of a group of reporters. This is via Howard Beck of the New York Times

Reporter: “Do you believe that Dwight has asked that you be fired?” Stan Van Gundy: “Yes, I know he has.”

— Howard Beck (@HowardBeckNYT) April 5, 2012

To make matters even more awkward in the Orlando locker room, Howard came over moments later not knowing what just transpired and put his arm around Van Gundy and denying his desire to have him fired.

Remember when Dwight was one of the good guys in the league? Kudos to Stan for not playing the fool in this game, though this pretty much confirms that he is done in Orlando, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see him not finish out the season.

H/T ProBasketballTalk.com

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