Jeff Van Gundy slams Magic
Old 05-26-2012, 02:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Martins complimented Stan Van Gundy while announcing the firing, calling him the best coach he had been around and saying Monday was "the most difficult day" of his career.

Even those positive comments angered Jeff Van Gundy, who dismissed them as having come from a man who "knows nothing about basketball."

"Listen, all you have done in your 25 years in the business is release press releases and run the business side. You don't know if a ball is blown up or stuffed," Van Gundy told ESPN Radio.

"He doesn't know one thing about basketball. So please, hold off your comments on my brother's expertise."

Most believed Van Gundy's dismissal was all but assured after he told reporters in early April that someone in the Magic front office informed him that Howard had asked for him to be fired.

Howard has disputed the accusation, while Martins said Monday that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year never made such a request.

"To try to make everyone believe that Dwight Howard didn't have a part in this is absurd," said Jeff Van Gundy.

"Just say, 'we fired this guy because we feel this is our best chance to keep Dwight Howard. Dwight Howard and I decided to fire him.' To do anything else is playing a game of semantics."

He also claimed Martins was "unprofessional" for waiting until his older brother left the Magic offices Monday before calling him on the phone to tell him he was being fired.
Report: Jeff Van Gundy slams Magic CEO after brother Stan's firing - NBA News | FOX Sports on MSN
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Old 05-26-2012, 02:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I love JVG. Dude is NEVER afraid to speak his mind and I'm sure his brother appreciates these comments.
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Old 05-26-2012, 06:35 PM   #4 (permalink)
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If I'm SVG I'm relieved to get out of that nuthouse!
Same way I feel, poor guy
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:35 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Is that the fat one or skinny one? I get the VG's mixed up.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:37 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Is that the fat one or skinny one? I get the VG's mixed up.
Stan is fat

Jeff is not
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situation in Miami... now Orlando... dude gets no respect.
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Old 05-26-2012, 07:48 PM   #8 (permalink)
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They fired him over the phone???

WTF.... I can't see how anyone in the NBA coaching circle would want this job. Just seems SO unprofessional and it pretty much a no-win situation with Howard there.
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Old 05-27-2012, 02:15 AM   #9 (permalink)
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situation in Miami... now Orlando... dude gets no respect.

Hmmm. Is your last name Dangerfield by any chance?
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