Dwight Howard gets his way after all...
For months there was a lot of back and forth bickering between Dwight Howard and Coach Van Gundy... Remember that awkward moment when Van Gundy threatened the NBA league to fire him...
AWKWARD: Orlando Magic Coach Dares League To Fire Him & Embarrasses Dwight Howard, Who Pops Up During Interview! (VIDEO)
Well, his wish just came true!
In a move anticipated by just about everyone, the Orlando Magic have relieved coach Stan Van Gundy of his duties and in more surprising news, the Magic and GM Otis Smith have also "parted ways."
Was this Dwight Howard's doing? Management says no, but rumors were circulating that Howard was almost ready to leave the team because of Van Gundy. General Manager Otis Smith was not able to sign Dwight for longer than a year.
Howard agreed at the March 15 trade deadline to waive the early termination option in his contract and stay at least one more year.
BUT will he stay with the Magic now that Coach Van Gundy is gone? ...... Or will he follow the rumors and head to the Brooklyn Nets with Jay-Z?
UPDATE: Sources say Dwight Howard wants out of Orlando, and although the Brooklyn Nets are still considered the frontrunner,
“it is not going to be a one-horse race,”the source said, listing the Mavericks, Knicks and—to a lesser degree—the Clippers and Lakers among the destinations that would appeal to Howard.
Magic Management also made it a point to state that Dwight had nothing to do with the recent changes.