Otis Smith, the Magic GM, has also been let go in the front-office shakeup clearly made to appease franchise cornerstone Dwight Howard. Van Gundy, who had a 259-135 (.657) record in five seasons in Orlando, made the best of a difficult situation all year with the Howard contract saga hanging over the team and will probably have no problem finding another head coaching gig. Despite coaching the team to an NBA Finals in 2009, Howard had lost patience with Van Gundy, and no matter what the front office says, D-12 will have a big say in who the next coach of Orlando will be. The Magic will hold a press conference at 4:30 ET on Monday to discuss the situation in further detail.
Good riddance to Otis, but I'll miss Stan.