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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 contract, expect them to seek a more high-profile coaching hire. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE »
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Orlando Magic assistant coach Patrick Ewing reportedly has a "good chance" of getting the Bobcats' head coaching job.
The former New York Knicks star center interviewed for the Charlotte position Thursday and Friday, and the New York Post reported that a source said he has a good chance to land the job.
Ewing has been an assistant coach with the Magic since 2007....
ORLANDO—Having packed up his office, loaded his car and said his goodbyes to the staff he spent the past five seasons working alongside, recently fired Magic coach Stan Van Gundy had only one final piece of business before heading home—procuring the perfect souvenir to commemorate the time he spent in central Florida.
“It’s got to be just right,” said Van Gundy as...
The Orlando Magic, as expected, are shaking things up in the front office and on the bench. Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Magic have fired both head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. Van Gundy's battles with All-Star center Dwight Howard became very public this past season, a campaign in which Orlando went 37-29 before bowing out in the first...
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...
Shocking news here. <that’s sarcasm> The Orlando Magic have announced that head coach, Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties. In addition to that, GM and President of basketball operations, Otis Smith and the team have mutually agreed to part ways. These expected moves follow up a season that saw Dwight Howard playing [...]
The Orlando Magic have fired Stan Van Gundy and have agreed to part ways with president of basketball operations Otis Smith.
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...
If you have seen what has been going on with the Orlando Magic over the course of this NBA season, it is no surprise that the Magic have decided to part ways with head coach Stan Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. I think we all saw this move coming and to be honest, I'm surprised that the firing of Van Gundy didn't happen as soon as the team got bounced from the playoffs...
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.
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...
Despite nothing but success in both of his sunshine state stops, Stan Van Gundy has left a blaze of unforgettable exits from his two NBA head coaching tenures.
In Miami he wanted to spend more time with his family. In Orlando (despite compiling an impressive 259-125 record, going 31-28 in the playoffs), Dwight Howard apparently wanted no part of SVG in his basketball...
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.