BREAKING NEWS: Van Gundy, Smith Out in Orlando

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st May SportsNBOrlando MagicOtis SmithStan Van Gundy

The Orlando Magic have fired coach Stan Van Gundy after a rocky season.
     The Magic also have mutually agreed to part ways with general
manager Otis Smith.
     The moves came Monday after the team's second straight
first-round playoff exit. Orlando went 37-29 in the regular season,
but stumbled in the Eastern Conference playoffs following a rash of
late-season injuries that included back surgery for All-Star Dwight
Howard.
     Orlando went 5-12 without Howard, including a 4-1 playoff loss
to Indiana.
     Van Gundy coached the Magic for five seasons. He finished with a
259-135 record, going 31-28 in the playoffs.
     Smith departs after six seasons. He was the architect of Magic
teams that made it to the playoffs in each of those seasons,
including winning the Eastern Conference championship in 2009.

​Associated Press

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