Howard: Van Gundy Agreed Rockets Better Fit
It wasn’t much of a surprise when Dwight Howard left the Lakers in July to join the Houston Rockets.
Howard never seemed truly happy as a Laker, and the Rockets were a natural destination.
According to Howard, his former Orlando Magic coach, Stan Van Gundy, was a vital confidant guiding him to leave for Houston.
“I talked to Stan a lot during last season,” Howard told the Houston Chronicle. “During the off-season, we talked and he felt like the system that would fit me best and the coaching staff would be Houston. He said he liked [Kevin McHale]. He likes [Hakeem Olajuwon]. He likes [James Harden] and the fact that this is a young team. It reminds him of the team we had in Orlando, so he felt like this would be a good fit for me.”