After former head coach Stan Van Gundy was fired by the Orlando Magic on Monday, team owner Alex Martins released a statement in praise of the work done by Van Gundy and former general manager Otis Smith. These comments did not sit well with ABC/ESPN basketball analyst Jeff Van Gundy, Stan's brother.
As reported by Tommy Beer of Hoops World:
JVG says Alex Martins' compliments of SVG's coaching ability is "offensive," because Martins "knows nothing about basketball."— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) May 24, 2012
Van Gundy continued:
JVG says Martins is "unprofessional" and that Magic are foolish to deny the role Dwight Howard played in Stan's firing— Tommy Beer (@TommyBeer) May 24, 2012
Stan Van Gundy coached the Magic for five seasons and brought the team to the playoffs every year, including an appearance in the 2009 NBA Finals.