Notes from TNT’s NBA Coverage – Thursday, April 5, 2012: Who is in the wrong here? Stan Van Gundy, Dwight Howard or Otis Smith?

Posted in Blogroll on April 6th, 2012 by Michael Tillery

Dude looks fired as a mug…

Ron spoke on it. This is a crazy situation (I think all three are at fault) but only because of how everything has become so encapsulated in this sports media era. Truthfully, it happens all the time. We really don’t know when this went down (Dwight’s comments). I’m sure you can name 5 situations off the top of your head where players have put coaches on blast. What is Otis Smith’s role in this? Could this have been leaked now to exacerbate everything and get Van Gundy out? Should he have fired SVG yesterday or at the latest today?Ask yourself this, since Orlando appeared in the Finals, (Kobe wasn’t having it)has the team gotten better, leveled off or become worse? How many times have you heard SVG throw his players under the bus on hot road just finished in the summer? You all know how hard I am on Dwight, so hell yeah he’s at fault here as well. You can’t come out after everything that happened last night and put up 8 and 8 with zero points in the first half. Orlando quit last night. I was disgusted seeing Dwight and his teammates laugh and giggle as if everything is peace.  That’s unacceptable. Dwight, you should be 30 and 20 easy in this league with my sister as the head coach. When Van Gundy does get fired, you have to step up fam…

I’ve talked to Patrick Ewing a few times and he’s said every time he wants to be a head coach. Maybe, he’ll get his shot soon enough.

Interesting  Orlando is here tomorrow to play the Sixers in a very important game for the Eastern Conference standings. I’ll be at Wells Fargo with the report…

TNT’s NBA coverage continues Thursday, April 12, at 8 p.m. (ET) with doubleheader action featuring the Miami Heat @ Chicago Bulls followed by the Dallas Mavericks @ Golden State Warriors (10:30 p.m. ET)

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Stan Van Gundy – The Master of Panic Returns

Posted in Blogroll on April 6th, 2012 by Ron Glover

“I know for a fact that he’s a master of panic, and when it gets time for his team to go in the postseason and do certain things, he will let them down because of his panic. I’ve been there before, I’ve played for him.” – Shaquille O’Neal on Stan Van Gundy- March 4, 2009

At the Orlando Magic shootaround yesterday, Stan Van Gundy revealed to the Orlando and NBA press that he knows from sources within the Orlando Magic organization that All-Star center Dwight Howard has asked for him to be fired.

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