Orlando Magic fire Van Gundy, GM

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.

FILE - This May 5, 2012 file photo shows Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy watching his team during the first half of Game 4 of an NBA first-round playoff basketball series against the Indiana Pacers, in Orlando, Fla. 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/John Raoux, File)

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)

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)

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, left, talks with Dwight Howard (12) during a timeout in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the New York Knicks, Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Orlando, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

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)

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)

FILE - This Feb. 8, 2012 file photo shows Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy shoutiung instructions to his players during the second half of an NBA basketball game against the Miami Heat, in Orlando, Fla. 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/John Raoux, File)

FILE: Orlando Magic Fire Stan Van Gundy And Otis Smith

MIAMI, FL - FEBRUARY 19: Orlando Magic Head Coach Stan Van Gundy reacts during a game against the Miami Heat at American Airlines Arena on February 19, 2012 in Miami, Florida. It was reported on May 21, 2012 that the Orlando Magic fired Head Coach Stan Van Gundy and GM Otis Smith. (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

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