The Orlando Magic fired head coach Stan Van Gundy and split with general manager Otis Smith on Monday, the culmination of a season in which Orlando was ensnared in a long-running soap opera with Dwight Howard and made another first-round playoff exit.
"It's time for new leadership and new voices," Magic CEO Alex Martins said in a statement.
Smith and Van Gundy's problematic relationship with Howard weighed down the team all season after the all-star center requested a trade.
Orlando went 37-29 in the regular season but was eliminated in five games by Indiana after a rash of late-season injuries that included back surgery for Howard. Orlando went 5-12 without him.