After the 2011-12 season, Van Gundy made comments that Magic's star Dwight Howard wanted him fired. Six weeks later, Orlando fired Van Gundy and general manager Otis Smith. In five seasons, he finished with a 259-135 record, going 31-28 in the playoffs. Van Gundy didn't go out quietly, making comments about the Magic's new CEO Alex Martins. 'It's a typical lack of understanding from someone who has no sports knowledge, who has never coached or played...it's a naiveté'