Stan Van Gundy was critical of Magic CEO Alex Martins and the way he handled the end of the 11-12 season.
“It’s a typical lack of understanding from someone who has no sports knowledge, who has never coached or played, who has never been in a locker room….it’s a naiveté,” Van Gundy said of Martins.
Van Gundy said that the Magic mishandled the Dwight Howard situation.
“The Dwight thing was so big….in an effort, I guess, to make Dwight happy and everything else, we compromised a lot of the culture and values we had before that. It’s always a mistake when you compromise those things…everything goes South. It was no longer a team-first thing,” he said. “It was inevitable things would not go as well.”