Found April 06, 2012 on PRO HOOPS CENTRAL:
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 to mind. What prompted him to share behind the scenes team information with reporters and in turn the planet and what was he hoping to carry out with his declaration? On the outside chance that you are unaware of the rapidly deteriorating situation that is taking place within Orlando, here is a quick synopsis. Orlando TV station “WKMG Local 6” reported on Wednesday that their sources had stated that Howard had told the club’s front office that he would sign a contract extension this summer, if the Magic dismiss Van Gundy who has one year remaining on his contract. When the Orlando bench boss met with media m...

Dwight wants Van Gundy gone?

The latest rumor coming out of Orlando is that Dwight Howard will stick around with the Magic if they part ways with their head coach.

Why Dwight Howard REALLY Stayed in Orlando.

When Dwight Howard stepped the podium in the middle of last month and told us all that he was ending the drama and staying in Orlando out of “ loyalty,” that was assumedly the nail-in- the-coffin of the circus that enveloped the NBA for the 2011-2012 season. It was dead. It was over. It was finito. That was the furthest thing from the truth. Today, a report surfaced in the...

Van Gundy wants to return to Magic

Stan Van Gundy said Saturday he wanted to return as Orlando Magic coach next season despite the recent turmoil concerning All-Star center Dwight Howard. Van Gundy revealed Thursday he was informed that Howard had asked management to fire him, sparking speculation he would not want to be back at the helm in 2012-13. But on Saturday, Van Gundy told the Orlando Sentinel that he did...

Howard, Van Gundy agree to focus on play

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- 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."...

Magic GM Otis Smith -- Dwight Howard Never Asked For Stan Van Gundy To Be Fired

Days after Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy came out and said that sources came up to him and confirmed that indeed Dwight Howard went to upper management and requested that Van Gundy should be fired, Magic's general manager Otis Smith is coming out claiming that Howard never requested the firing of Van Gundy.During an interview with ESPN, Saturday night, Smith place...

Stan Van Gundy Firing Would Rob Orlando Magic of Innovative Coach If Team Gives In to Dwight Howard's Alleged Demand

The efficiency of the 3-point shot always should have been patently obvious, had anybody bothered the think about it. Before Stan Van Gundy came along, though, very few NBA coaches did. Van Gundy's disclosure on Thursday that he was aware star center Dwight Howard wants him fired as Orlando Magic head coach was troubling on a number of levels. The most obvious was that Howard...

Dwight Howard Wants Head Coach Fired

Orlando Magic superstar Dwight Howard allegedly wants Stan Van Gundy, along with his entire coaching staff, fired immediately. Its been reported that in order for Dwight Howard to sign a contract extension this summer with the Orlando Magic, team owners will have to fire head coach Stan Van Gundy, as well as his coaching staff. “I was told it was true by people in our management...

Source: Van Gundy Believes Howard Began Call For Firing In 2011

Dwight Howard has called for the firing of Stan Van Gundy since the summer of 2011, according to sources.

Dwight Howard’s quest to be liked backfires in his face

Never mind about whether was appropriate for Stan Van Gundy to expose Dwight Howard. It’s out in the open now. Might as well discuss it. “It” was a rather telling sequence with Van Gundy and Howard after the Magic’s Thursday morning shootaround. It started when Van Gundy was asked by the media about a report earlier this week that said Howard wanted him out as head coach...

Dwight is to Orlando as the Maloofs are to Sacramento

"Either you die the hero or live long enough to become the vi-" oh screw it, the stupidity that's played out in Orlando and Sacramento over the last few days, months and years doesn't even deserve an awesome Dark Knight comparison.  Neither situation is like a good movie.  It's more like a TV series you really want to get behind but they just keep tripping...

Magic snap 5-game skid in win over 76ers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Dwight Howard had 20 points and 22 rebounds, and Glen Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to an 88-82 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. J.J. Redick scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Magic snap a five-game losing streak. The Magic pushed aside the lingering rift between Howard and coach Stan...

Tale of Two Bigs

There has been a lot of controversy centered around the two best big men in the league, Dwight Howard and Andrew Bynum. Ironically, there was also a lot of talks involving them getting traded for one another. Yesterday, the controversy continued for both players. Dwight Howard reportedly told management he wanted Stan Van Gundy out as coach at the end of the year. SVG decided to...

Magic, Howard lackluster in loss to Knicks

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) -- Carmelo Anthony scored 19 points, Tyson Chandler had 12 points and 12 rebounds and the New York Knicks defeated the Orlando Magic 96-80 on Thursday night. J.R. Smith and Toney Douglas each added 15 points for the Knicks, who won for just the third time in their last 13 visits to Orlando. New York also hit 13 3-pointers. Jason Richardson scored 16 points and...

Magic 88, 76ers 82

Dwight Howard had 20 points and 22 rebounds, and Glen Davis had 23 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Orlando Magic to an 88-82 win over the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night. J.J. Redick scored 11 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter to help the Magic snap a five-game losing streak. The Magic pushed aside the lingering rift between Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy to win for...

Magic Wands: at 76ers 4/7

Philadelphia, Pa. (32-23) vs. (29-25)   Time/TV: 8 p.m./ESPN, FSFloridaLine: 76ers by 5.5Tickets: $11-$639 on TiqIQSeason Series: Lost 74-69 in Philadelphia on Jan. 30; Won 102-87 in Orlando on Feb. 15; Tonight in Philadelphia; April 16 in Orlando  Pace Off. Rtg. Def. Rtg. eFG% O.Reb.% TO% FTR Orlando 91.4 102.0 100.9 50.9 25.9 26.0 30.6 Philadelphia...
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