An article by Brian Schmitz on his basketblog states that the Magic's coach, Stan Van Gundy, will "forever regret" misleading the Sacramento Kings during the summer of 2007 when he was shopping around for coaching jobs.
A stinging column note appeared in Tuesday's Sacramento Bee by Bill Bradley, under the headline "Sacramento Was A Used Car For Van Gundy's Trip."
Wrote Bradley, "While Van Gundy was 'visiting,' the Magic resolved its differences with estranged new coach Billy Donovan, worked out compensation for Van Gundy with the Heat (his estranged team) and made Van Gundy an offer he couldn't refuse.
"Van Gundy has since offered contrition, but the incident still leaves a sour taste. In almost 25 years in this business, I've seen some bad coaching matches. I have seen few worse examples of coach ethics as this one.
"The problem is, Van Gundy not only used the Kings, he used the Kings' fans as well."
I'm a little surprised at how angry fans and columnists are. Of course, this is coming from a fan who still dislikes McGrady, Hill, and Shaq, so I suppose I can see where they're coming from...