Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy told DA that he had "known all year" that Howard wanted the coach fired. Van Gundy added, regarding Howard's intentions: “It wasn’t news to me.”
So this has been building and bubbling for quite some time. That Van Gundy is open about it now may reveal a commitment to honesty (this is the first time media members have asked), or that the exasperated coach has gone rogue, indifferent to organizational wants.
While it is easy to feel badly for SVG and put all the blame at Howard's feet, I'm not sure if airing in-house concerns is the most professional way to handle this situation.
I love it as a media observer and as a reflexive defender of honesty, but it is difficult to argue that Van Gundy is revealing these facts in the best interests of his current employer.
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