Shaq makes it pretty well known that he’s not particularly fond of Dwight Howard. He has thought that Dwight was trying too hard to be just like him. So can you image the dynamic if he were Dwight’s GM? It would be an ugly situation to say the least. I’m not sure I follow their logic that Shaq as GM would help retain Dwight. The Orlando Magic front office is in disarray.
O’Neal, who began his legendary NBA career in Orlando, may meet with the Magic as soon as next week, sources told ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard. While he has no front office experience, the Magic believe O’Neal’s presence within the organization could help them retain Dwight Howard.
Magic officials declined comment Wednesday night when asked about meeting with O’Neal, telling ESPN.com’s Marc Stein they will not be publicly discussing the process or timetable of their GM and coach searches in the wake of Monday’s dismissals of Stan Van Gundy and Otis Smith.