Wherefore art thou, Coach? Parting thoughts on Stan Van Gundy

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There I saw it, the sound of inevitability.  Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith had both been dismissed from their positions with the Orlando Magic.  Operation Clean Sweep.

Their dismissals, or at least Van Gundy’s, was only a matter of time, his desk probably cleaned out long before the news arrived.  Otis Smith had bought the groceries, but the cupboard had gone bare.

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Ultimately, Stan became a man fighting a lost cause.  Like it or not, the NBA is a superstar’s league.  Whatever Lola wants, Lola gets.  Regardless of whether Dwight Howard is the short-term solution, long-term solution, both or neither for the Orlando Magic, he is still their center, their best scorer, their best defender, their best rebounder, their best player and certainly their most marketable. Read more here…

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