Orlando Losing Their Magic
by Aish Abid
Orlando Magic’s superstar center, Dwight Howard admits he had no say in the rumours of firing head coach, Stan Van Gundy on Thursday April, 5th. After several sources had stated that Dwight did indeed want Van Gundy fired; he decided enough was enough and needed to bring this drama to an end. Van Gundy was disappointed with all the rumours, but still proves to the reporters that he would be fine even if he ever did get fired. “That’s just the way it is. Again, I’ve been dealing with that all year. It’s not anything real bothersome. You go out and do your job.” Van Gundy said standing his grounds. Van Gundy stated that the Magic management informed him of the dramatic news. Howard, who was next to speak with the reporters walked in and hugged Van Gundy, unaware of what the coach had just said. “Whatever happens at the end of the season is not under my control. I am a player for the Magic. I am not the GM. I am not Rich DeVos. I am not Alex Martins. So that’s not my job. There’s nothing. I haven’t said anything to anybody about anything. Our main concern is winning. So all the other stuff should stop.” Howard confirmed with the media this morning. Although Howard’s confirmation was set, rumours still continued throughout the day about Van Gundy not being head coach for the Orlando Magic by the end of this 2011-2012 season.