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08:12 AM ET 05.09 | One wait, for the season to end, gives way to a new waiting game for Magic fans. [Now we wait] to see what happens with Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy, who said after the game he wants to come back but has no idea if Magic management wants him back. Judging by his body language, I believe Van Gundy has a pretty good idea he will be sacrificed as the Magic desperately try to convince Dwight Howard to sign a long-term extension. "I don't spend one minute worrying about it," Van Gundy said. ... "If they want to make a change, make a change." If Van Gundy were being completely candid, he would admit that there is a part of him that will be ecstatic if he is fired and his Magic tenure is over.

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May 9, 2012  08:21 AM ET

I can see a two Van Gundy announcing team in our future...

And - that might not be too bad.

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May 9, 2012  08:30 AM ET

SVG to MSG?

May 9, 2012  08:43 AM ET

SVG to MSG is a joke and its not funny. We don't want that loser. Look the Knicks are considering what I think would be foolish and thats extending Woodson. You have Dolan and the who Indiana clan in play. This is disgraceful to say the least.

SVG and Woodson are not championship coaches and their track records prove it. I just luv when all the SVG or look what Woodson has done people speak. They speak as though New Yorkers should be grateful to have these two...I think not. I want the city of New York to celebrate a NBA Championship and that just ain't gonna happen with these two at the helm. I don't want to waste 3 or 4 years with these guys giving us marginal success and failure in the end. You people take these two in your city. This who Indiana thing reeks of stinch, particularly Zeke.

May 9, 2012  08:46 AM ET

*This whole Indiana thing

*You have Dolan and Whole Indiana

May 9, 2012  09:02 AM ET

This is a test... this is only a test... if it works I will be back once I recover from my amazement that FN is actually working

May 9, 2012  09:02 AM ET

This is a test... this is only a test... if it works I will be back once I recover from my amazement that FN is actually working

May 9, 2012  09:04 AM ET

I swear FN is getting ready to shut down. I can't believe a major site like SI.com would let something like this go on too long.

May 9, 2012  09:05 AM ET

The fact that the Magic haven't committed speaks volumes. Ironically, Howard hasn't either. He's trying to tell them that if Van Gundy is retained, he's gone. A perfect example of piss poor management. This situation is almost guaranteed to end badly.

May 9, 2012  09:07 AM ET
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I can see a two Van Gundy announcing team in our future... And - that might not be too bad.

Are you insane?? JVG is a moron who believes that the "Crab dribble" is a legitimate basketball move. I can't begin to imagine having to listen to his idiot brother agree with him.

May 9, 2012  09:09 AM ET
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The fact that the Magic haven't committed speaks volumes. Ironically, Howard hasn't either. He's trying to tell them that if Van Gundy is retained, he's gone. A perfect example of piss poor management. This situation is almost guaranteed to end badly.

I'm not sure it management as much as it is another example of the Diva Effect... Howard is to blame for all the discourse and problems IMO.

May 9, 2012  09:11 AM ET

Deja Poo We've heard this crap before.

May 9, 2012  09:12 AM ET
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I'm not sure it management as much as it is another example of the Diva Effect... Howard is to blame for all the discourse and problems IMO.

True, but management could have put a stop to this a long time ago.

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May 9, 2012  09:20 AM ET
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True, but management could have put a stop to this a long time ago.

True... But no one wants to get a Diva mad. The inmates run the NBA asylum.

May 9, 2012  09:28 AM ET

One thing you can't deny and can respect about good ole Stan is that he is very candid and he definately doesnt sugarcoat the situation for the media, as do other coaches and players who know they are on the brink, you know what you get when dealing with Stan.

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