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And there could be more dramatic, surreal and captivating footage to come in this sneakered soap opera as questions loom:
If the Magic's ugly stretch of basketball continues, is Stan Van Gundy really guaranteed to finish out the season employed?
Let's have a show of hands: How many of you thought Van Gundy was a goner after he outed management about Dwight Howard's demand that he be fired?
Thinking his fate had been sealed, Van Gundy wasn't about to go quietly on this sinking ship as a lame-duck coach.
It's clear that he and Howard have agreed to play nice for the rest of the season. But what if the Magic continue to flounder the rest of the season? More losses, more tension with Howard and more lifeless players going through the motions could jeopardize a playoff run.
Stan's next outburst about getting back on defense might be his last. Injuries also complicate and cloud the situation, especially if Hedo Turkoglu is out until the playoffs.
(I hear Jim Mora screeching in my head: Playoffs!? Don't talk to me about playoffs!)
Dwight re-upped for another year, but what's to stop him from asking to be traded (again) this summer?
Howard was upset and humiliated by Van Gundy's bombshell last week, although he denied telling the front office he wanted the coach pink-slipped.
The embarrassing fiasco has all but put the Magic back to square one in their relationship with him. It might be easier to rebuild the old imploded arena.
At least Dwight and Stan now have something in common: They're disillusioned with the whole operation.
Management not only violated Howard's trust, but it didn't rush to his defense after Stan's disclosure, either.
The Magic want an answer this summer from Howard about signing a long-term deal to avoid another trade-me drama next season. They'll likely have to clean house first before approaching him on tiptoes and with a fruit basket.
When is it GM Otis Smith's turn to be roasted on the barbie?
Smith didn't get hit by any of the shrapnel from the Van Gundy-Howard explosion.