Orlando just set itself up for disaster. I do not care who the player is (if he’s not Michael Jordan), you never NEVER let the inmates run the asylum – especially if said player may not stick around.
Howard is going to test the free agent waters, no matter what he says. Magic management needs to realize that Howard is not going to stick around for the long hall.
First of all, he ran off a pouty, but good coach in Van Gundy. That means chances are the next coach is going to be nothing more than a puppet. Second, while he chose not to opt out, he still not signed past NEXT SEASON. They should have traded for Andrew Bynum or Pau Gasol when they had the chance. Now they will be lucky to trade for Lance Stephenson. Who is Lance you may ask: exactly.
The Magic will be lucky to finish in third place in Southeast division next season. They will be looking up at the Charlotte Bobcats the season after that.
Speaking of Charlotte, if Jordan had half a brain, he’d bring in Van Gundy to coach his team and stick it to Orlando several times a year. Then again, since Jordan does not have a brain of any kind to begin with, he’ll do what he always does: hire a friend/puppet to do his bidding…