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Just a reminder, Magic haven’t made call on Van Gundy, Smith

May 16, 2012, 1:22 PM EDT

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The Orlando Magic have some big decisions to make: Do they bring back general manager Otis Smith? Do they bring back coach Stan Van Gundy, even though their star Dwight Howard is not a fan? Can they get Howard to sign an extension or should they trade him? What should they do if Jameer Nelson opts out of the last year of his deal?

Orlando has to tackle them in that order, and they haven’t yet finished question one. Here is the update from the Orlando Sentinel.

Orlando Magic CEO Alex Martins said Tuesday night that his evaluation process of the team’s basketball operations department is still ongoing.

“No decisions have been reached,” Martins told the Orlando Sentinel via text message.

The team reportedly has had talks with Adonal Foyle as a replacement for Smith at GM. Martins is not rushing, but soon — with the draft, with free agency looming — some decisions will have to be reached. They are not there yet, but soon they will have to be.

  1. mungman69 - May 16, 2012 at 2:21 PM

    Get rid of Howard. Now.

  2. birdsflynorth206 - May 16, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    Well the draft shouldn’t matter cuz the magic don’t work out or interview people they draft

  3. therealhtj - May 16, 2012 at 4:02 PM

    Ned? Ned Ryerson?

    • raidmagic - May 16, 2012 at 4:29 PM

      Lmao that’s pretty funny dude

  4. lakerluver - May 16, 2012 at 5:28 PM

    The call should’ve been made on Otis 3 years ago. Stan Van is a good coach.

  5. progress2011 - May 16, 2012 at 7:21 PM

    I think Van Gundy has done a good job, with what he has, in the division the Magic play in.

    However and unfortunately for him, ZERO fans buy tickets to an NBA game to see the coach, walk the sidelines.

    He’s out. Maybe the GM too.

    Howard sells tickets…it will be his team exclusively.

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