You don’t have to have multiple sources to figure this one out.
But, I can tell you what I know.
One of the conditions of Dwight Howard extending his contract by one year was getting a guarantee that Stan Van Gundy would be fired at the end of the year.
So, this report doesn’t surprise me at all.
Magic sources confirm that Howard continues to convey to team owners that he wants a change in the coaching staff.
There was an ESPN.com report before the trade deadline that Howard told the Magic to fire Van Gundy. Both parties denied that rumor.
But as one league source told Pingalore, firing Van Gundy will not come as a surprise to people that work in the NBA and that it would come from the direction of Howard.
The league source did say this is pretty much a done deal based on Howard’s demands, and the Magic are already putting pieces together to make a decision after the season.
Stan Van Gundy is a very good coach, it is amazing he has kept the Magic competitive with his best player trying to get him fired.
Dwight Howard nows run the Orlando Magic and that all but assures they will never prosper.