Do you think Shaquille O' Neal would be a successful NBA general manager? Why?
Report: Shaq, Magic to talk GM job
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In 19 years with six teams and four titles, Shaquille O'Neal had quite a ride. Follow his NBA journey.
O'Neal, who spent his first four NBA seasons in Orlando, would be an
odd choice, given he has no front-office experience and has had a
longstanding feud with Magic superstar Dwight Howard.
The 40-year-old has constantly needled Howard over his use of the "Superman" nickname, which O'Neal claims belongs to him.
The Magic fired head coach Stan Van Gundy on Monday following a
tumultuous season in which he clashed publicly with Howard, and the team
also announced it had mutually parted ways with general manager Otis
The situation with Van Gundy and Howard culminated in early April when
the coach revealed that the three-time Defensive Player of the Year had
asked for him to be fired.
The earlier part of the shortened season was marked by near-daily
speculation about whether the team would be forced to trade Howard. In a
dramatic shift at the trade deadline, the 26-year-old declared he would
opt in for the final year of his contract in 2012-13.
However, the team's next coach and general manager will enter amid
continued uncertainty over whether Howard will sign a long-term
extension to stay in Orlando.
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