Orlando Magic fire Van Gundy, GM

Associated Press
FILE - This May 8, 2012 file photo shows Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy calling a play in the second half of the Game 5 of an NBA first round basketball series against the Indiana Pacers,  in Indianapolis. The Magic have fired coach Van Gundy after a rocky season. The moves came Monday, May 21, 2012 after the team's second straight first-round playoff exit.  (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

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The Magic fired coach Stan Van Gundy on May 21 and agreed to part ways with general manager Otis Smith, severing ties with two of the architects of one of the most successful runs in franchise history. Smith and Van Gundy's relationship with center Dwight Howard was the centerpiece of drama the team faced all season.

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