ORLANDO, Fla. – Stan Van Gundy said he knows his franchise player, Dwight Howard, has asked that he be fired as coach of the Orlando Magic, and get this: Van Gundy claimed his sources are better than any reporter’s.
“I was told it was true by people in our management,” Van Gundy said Thursday, just hours before the Magic hosted the New York Knicks. “So right from the top.”
In what had to be one of the most bizarre game-day scenes in NBA history, Van Gundy confirmed a WKMG-TV report that Howard is pushing for his ouster, and did so right before the center walked through a circle of news media members and embraced his coach.
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