SVG and Otis Smith canned
Old 05-21-2012, 03:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The team announced the moves in a statement.

Orlando Magic Chief Executive Officer Alex Martins announced today that Stan Van Gundy has been relieved of his duties as head coach. In addition President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Otis Smith and the organization have mutually agreed to part ways.

"On behalf of the DeVos Family, we sincerely appreciate and thank Otis and Stan for all that they have done on and off the floor for the Orlando Magic,” said Martins. "These are the days you dread in this business, but we feel it's time for new leadership and new voices.

"They both brought die-hard dedication and an unmatched work ethic on a daily basis,” added Martins. “Their success is well documented, as the Orlando Magic has had the fourth best record in the NBA over the last five years, and entering the playoffs this year the third most playoff wins over that period of time. The disappointment of getting eliminated in the first round of the playoffs these past two seasons played a primary role in our decision, as we feel our momentum towards winning a championship has paused. We wish Otis and Stan all the best and we look forward to taking the next step towards winning that championship."
Orlando Magic fire coach Stan Van Gundy, part ways with GM Otis Smith - CBSSports.com

Is there anyway we could convince the offensively-minded Stan to team up with our defensively-minded Dwane Casey?
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I hope Dwight Howard is proud of himself.
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I hope Dwight Howard is proud of himself.
THey fired their coach, and hes still leaving....guess they wanna do a full blown top down rebuild, and with Hedo on the books for three more years thats gonna suck....enjoy :cookie:
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:56 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Portland could use Stan. He's a no b.s. coach. You screw up, he'll let you know about it. Holding players accountable for mistakes is a big missing piece to the Blazers puzzle.

And we have lazy players that want to huck 3's all game. Perfect style for Van Gundy.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:19 PM   #5 (permalink)
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THey fired their coach, and hes still leaving....guess they wanna do a full blown top down rebuild, and with Hedo on the books for three more years thats gonna suck....enjoy :cookie:
They fired him because they want Dwight to stay, its not set in stone whether he'll leave or not... but they are doing whatever possible to keep Dwight.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Insane!!!

Thank you very much Dwight Howard. What a douchebag.
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Old 05-21-2012, 06:51 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Otis Smith deserved it, SVG didnt
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Old 05-21-2012, 07:08 PM   #8 (permalink)
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new coach for the Bobcats right here :cookie:
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new coach for the Bobcats right here :cookie:
Haa, yeah.

They'll hire Patrick Ewing instead. Because that's how they role. lol
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Old 05-21-2012, 08:19 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I can't imagine anyone taking either one of those jobs without thinking very hard about it, and feeling a great deal of trepidation.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:28 AM   #12 (permalink)
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The Magic are a joke. They are simply handing Dwight the keys to the franchise.

Have they not learned anything from the LeBron era Cavs?
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Dwight Howard still prefers a trade from the Magic, according to a source.

Orlando announced that the tenures of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith were over on Monday, but Howard still seeks a trade before the start of the season, according to the source.

The Nets are considered the frontrunner, but "it is not going to be a one-horse race,” the source said. The Mavericks and Knicks are also in the conversation, while the Lakers and Clippers are as well to a lesser extent.

Howard is eager to begin the next phase of his career and the Magic don't want a repeat of circumstances they endured during the 11-12 season.

Executives from the Magic are expected to meet with Howard soon and will accomodate his trade request should he ask for a trade.

The team that is able and willing to take back the contract of Hedo Turkoglu is likely to have an edge in trading for Howard.
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Old 05-22-2012, 02:53 PM   #14 (permalink)
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They should re-locate the team to Las Vegas or something... nobody will go to their games anymore, they need to change everything.
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Old 05-22-2012, 03:55 PM   #15 (permalink)
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hire pritchard and then go out and hire nate mcmillan as head coach

better g.m and coach
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Old 05-23-2012, 07:35 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Firing SVG was the silliest thing that Orlando'd made.
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Old 05-23-2012, 09:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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OK... hang on a sec.... the Magic are willing to accommodate Howard's trade request?

Then why the HELL did they fire SVG???
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