Orlando Magic fire Van Gundy, GM

Associated Press
Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, left, gets a pat on the back from general manager Otis Smith during a news conference,Thursday, March 15, 2012, in Orlando, Fla.  Howard signed papers Thursday agreeing to waive the early termination option in his contract, guaranteeing he will be with the Magic at the beginning of the 2012-13 season.   (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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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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