But in fact, the source said, Howard wants out of Orlando more than he ever did before in order to start a new chapter of his career. And it is well-known throughout the league that the Magic do not want to endure another soap opera season like the one they just experienced.
Orlando team executives are expected to meet soon with Howard as he recovers from the back surgery he underwent last month in California. If Howard tells them he wants out, they are expected to try to accomodate him and deal him to the highest bidder.
Chuck Person is a name consistent with Howard’s preference of coaches (Shaw, Malone) — One with no head coaching experience.
— David Baumann (@DavidBaumann33) May 22, 2012
Another quality name to consider: Lakers assistant Chuck Person, who interviewed for head jobs in Chicago & Golden State & has strong ties to possible Orlando GM candidate Donnie Walsh. Person, who was one of the few assistants to gain the trust of Phil Jackson before he retired, were together in Indiana.
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