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Uh, OK: Dwight Howard Denies Getting His Coach Fired

Dwight Howard from the Orlando Magic is denying that he had anything to do with the firing of Stan Van Gundy, his former coach.

“I hate to see anyone lose their job,” Howard said to TMZ.

Howard is rehabbing from back surgery in Los Angeles. He and Van Gundy have had a notorious feud going back several years.  Howard has openly questioned Van Gundy’s coaching philosophy as the team has had a difficult time reaching its potential.

“Me and Stan … we had our ups a

nd downs … but for the most part we had one goal … to win a championship in Orlando, but we fell short.”

Howard continued to clarify his position and prove that he did nothing to get Van Gundy fired.

“I’m glad [Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins] confirmed I had nothing to do with it.”

Howard was nervous about an interview that he did on ESPN that is set to air this week.  He said that the content of the interview is “old and inaccurate,” further fueling speculation that he did use soft power to get Van Gundy ousted.

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2 Responses to Uh, OK: Dwight Howard Denies Getting His Coach Fired

  1. Gwendolyn Reply

    May 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm

    I don’t care for Van Gundy, but I don’t like Howard either. He’s an arrogant ass and can’t keep his ass out of foul trouble when he does play, he doesn’t do his team any justice getting into foul trouble because you sure can’t score from the bench so his team mates should be all over his ass about that, I’m sure that was one of the problems that his coach was annoted about, he doesn’t take direction very well, which again speaks to his over blown ego and arrogance. If he’s not careful he’ll wind up just like Allen Iverson, on the outside looking in. There’s a perfect example of a player thinking that he’s ALL THAT!! this fool wouldn’t even come to practice, and made a joke out of the fact that he was asked about it. Well you see how that worked out for him, he was at the 76ers game to throw out the ball, later they talked with him and he’s all teary eyed saying that he wishes he could just get the chance to play again. Well, my response to that is ” you had your chance and because of your arrogance & stupidity you blew it ” he had the same opportunity as these young men playing today but felt that he was ALL THAT just like Howard, so he’s better wake up and smell the damn coffee and get his ass in gear and be the kind of player that his team needs and get the hell out of the SPOTLIGHT, he really isb’t that great of a player anyway. For the record, I think he did have something to do with Van Gundy’s firing. A guilty conscious always speaks first!!!!

  2. DOCMEB Reply

    May 27, 2012 at 7:59 pm

    Let face it these guys don’t need a coach..Baby setters a coach teach and these guys know it all.Money has messed up this game.When you pay a player all that money he will not lisen to any body.. You owners did this to yourselfs…

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