Howard Ready to Move on From Drama
One day after Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy disclosed All-Star center Dwight Howard wanted him fired, the two agreed it was time to move forward and focus on the team’s play on the court.
“There’s nothing for me to say,” Howard said at practice Friday. “We just have to play basketball. That’s the only thing that matters.”
Howard’s call for Van Gundy’s job didn’t just happen — it’s been an ongoing issue. But now it’s out in the open and a distraction as the Magic prepare to take on the host Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday night.
Has the drama changed things between Van Gundy and Howard?
“It wasn’t awkward last night,” Van Gundy said. “It wasn’t awkward today. It wasn’t any different than it was two days ago, three days ago, two weeks ago, three weeks ago or anything else.”
Howard said he and Van Gundy agreed to keep everything between them.
“We keep that in the family,” Howard said. “We keep that between each other and the locker room. There’s no need for me to go back on whatever he said. Whatever we discussed has to stay between me and him and the team. There’s no need for me to try and clear the air with anybody.”