Report: Dwight Howard Wants Orlando to Fire Stan Van Gundy

The latest chapter in the interminable Dwight Howard saga is that he is reportedly demanding that the Magic get rid of head coach Stan Van Gundy (who, you might recall, famously said he didn’t give a damn if this was indeed his fate.) Per WKMG Local 6 in Orlando: “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, sources close to the team and the NBA said … According to the sources, the probability of Van Gundy’s staff to be released from their final year of the contract is very high. The sources confirm that if Van Gundy and his staff are fired, the Magic will use the exclamation that they ‘just couldn’t win in a timely fashion.’ […] ‘He’s not going to dictate what is going to happen,” Magic owner Rich DeVos said. ‘We talked to him about it and the mistake that we made is that we didn’t talk to him about his preferences. He can’t make those decisions and choices,’ DeVos added. ‘We will make those, but we will let him know what we are making and we want his opinion on what fits and doesn’t fit.'”