Report: Dwight Howard Had Replacements In Mind For Van Gundy Before Season Started
It has already been well documented by Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy himself that his superstar Dwight Howard wanted him canned, but what he may not have known is that Howard already had replacements in mind for the coach before the season began.
According to a report, Dwight Howard had chosen two candidates to replace Van Gundy before the season began, Pacers assistant Brian Shaw and Warriors assistant Mike Malone. There is an even further connection to Malone and the Magic; his father, Brendon already serves on Van Gundy’s staff as an assistant.
It is interesting that since this point, it has been speculated that Howard now has control over the fate of Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith. Maybe the team wasn’t quite as desperate in the preseason to retain Howard at any cost. I am sure both of those guys would be interested in some capacity to come to Orlando this off season if Howard gets his wish and Van Gundy suffers the same fate as he did in Miami, being canned over a game of politics.
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