Matt Guokas isn’t discussing in detail the Orlando Magic’s decision not to renew his contract as the team’s local TV color commentator.

But, he released the following statement to the Orlando Sentinel, which broke the story Friday, and to at least one other local media outlet.

In that statement, Guokas said: “While the organization has decided to go in another direction, I appreciate the opportunity that the DeVos family has given me over the years. I want to thank the fans at the games, arena workers and people that I come across around town. I am grateful for their support.”

Magic fans and national media have expressed their displeasure at the team's decision, as these tweets indicate.

Josh Robbins covers the Orlando Magic and the NBA for the Orlando Sentinel. You can reach him via e-mail at jbrobbins@tribune.com and connect with him on Facebook at facebook.com/JoshuaBRobbins. Follow him on Twitter at @JoshuaBRobbins.