Report: Orlando Magic suspend Dwight Howard trade talks, will shift focus to coaching search
The Orlando Magic have called off all trade talks for Dwight Howard and will instead shift the team’s focus to finding a coach, according to a tweet late Wednesday afternoon from Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld.com.
Magic general manager Rob Hennigan told Dwight Howard on Wednesday that the team tried to make a deal but none of the offers were good enough, reported Jarrod Rudolph of Iamagm.com.
The Nets are reportedly finalizing a contract to sign Brook Lopez to a four-year, $58 million deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
Regarding the Magic’s coaching search, Rudolph reported that Lindsey Hunter, Brian Shaw, Michael Malone and Jeff Hornacek are on the short list of candidates to join the team as head coach next season.
The Magic informed Dwight Howard that they are suspending trade talks, according to source. Orlando will now focus on their coaching search.—
Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 11, 2012
Sources: Lindsey Hunter along with Brian Shaw, Michael Malone and Jeff Hornacek are believed to be on the Magic's short list of candidates,—
Jarrod N Rudolph (@JRudolphSports) July 11, 2012