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Stan Van Gundy blasts Magic brass again
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On August 21, 2012 @ 9:41 am In All,Wirenews | Comments Disabled
By Reid Cherner, USA TODAY
The former Orlando Magic coach, fired by CEO Alex Martins after last season, said the man who released him had no grasp of the situation.
Van Gundy and superstar Dwight Howard had a prickly relationship. “You can’t always be comfortable and accomplish a lot…not everyone is going to be happy all of the time.”
Van Gundy insists Howard went to management to get him ousted.
“It’s a typical lack of understanding from someone who has no sports knowledge, who has never coached or played, who has never been in a locker room….it’s a naivete,” Van Gundy said of on Orlando Sentinel columnist Mike Bianchi’s show on AM 740. “….I’ll stand on the relationships with players based on the results we got. I think Alex’s comments are based on the fact that Dwight and maybe others didn’t like me…and thinking somehow that’s important.”
Van Gundy, who said he’s “too young to be sitting around doing nothing” is discussing doing some television work. However, he made it clear that his goal is to get back into coaching.
“It’s a matter of timing,” he said pointing out that he still has children in Orlando schools. “I’m missing it right now….There is a big part of me that would like to coach again.”
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