Insider: Dwight Howard Requested Stan Van Gundy Be Fired

On Thursday, Stan Van Gundy confirmed that Magic management told him Dwight Howard ask management to fire Van Gundy per Josh Robbins:

SVG says D12 has asked management to fire him.

Both management and Dwight Howard have denied this rumor over the last 24 hours. Howard immediately denied the rumor. In fact, Ian O’Connor of ESPN says Howard came in and hugged Van Gundy.

(Andrew Melnick is the Magic and NBA Insider, co-host of the ESPN 1080 Insiders Show and publisher of Howard the Dunk. The Insiders Show can be heard Sunday mornings at 10:00 am EST on AM 1080 in Orlando and on You can follow Andrew on twitter here.)