Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Howard talks about Van Gundy, back injury

Orlando Magic coach Stan Van Gundy, left, talks

(Credit: AP) caught Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard on his way out of rehab Thursday, and asked him how his back is recovering, what he thought about the firing of Stan Van Gundy, and who he thinks will win the NBA championship

Howard told TMZ that his "back is doing a lot better." He added he's "happy with the progress."

On Van Gundy, Howard reiterated that he didn't...

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Stan Van Gundy: Dwight Howard wants me fired

Stan Van Gundy (left) and Dwight Howard.

(Credit: AP)

How much longer will Stan Van Gundy be coaching the Magic?

Van Gundy told several reporters this morning, including Newsday's Al Iannazzone, that Magic management informed the coach that Dwight Howard wants him fired.

According to Iannazzone and other reporters on Twitter, Howard, next to speak with the media, walked in and hugged Van Gundy, unaware of the news the head coach had delivered....

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