Rob Hennigan Archive

Mejia: Howard’s camp cancellation has too many crying

ORLANDO – Villainizing Dwight Howard has become so easy that everyone is doing it. From clueless bloggers to columnists and sportscasters wearing out the Pollyanna act, everyone is relying on the kids to turn the Dwightmare another page. I get it. On one hand, there are kids who woke up on Tuesday morning disappointed because [...]

Mejia: Vaughn’s arrival seems linked with Howard’s impending departure

Orlando introduced Jacque Vaughn on Monday afternoon, but the curiosity over the well- versed first-time head coach inevitably gave way to more Dwight Howard questions. As has been the case since taking over, GM Rob Hennigan gave away nothing. CEO Alex Martins, who had previously stated his insistence not to have another season like this past [...]

Limbo reigns after latest meeting between Howard and Magic

Limbo has a hellish connotation, so maybe it’s appropriate that the Dwightmare has graduated to it’s current state. Dwight Howard wants out, has wanted out and will never want back in. Nevermind that he opted in. That only matters in the most important way possible. He’s got no control, so what he wants doesn’t matter. [...]

Magic in due diligence mode as Howard saga takes latest turn

ORLANDO – First things first, Dwight Howard and the Orlando Magic are too far gone to repair any relationship. The franchise center has made  no secret of the fact he’s ready to move on, a stance that pre-dates new GM Rob Hennigan and has been relayed in numerous conversations since the 30-year-old was hired from Oklahoma City on [...]

Mejia: Howard playing waiting game he volunteered for

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now trying to get himself to Los Angeles, which at the very least, is progress. He’s increased his short list from one to two. The Brooklyn dream isn’t necessarily dead, but since the only team he’s wanted to play for was forced to go in another direction, the Lakers and [...]

Sources: Howard’s Lakers wish won’t deter Houston

ORLANDO – Dwight Howard is now likely to wind up with the Los Angeles Lakers. When and how is what remains to be seen, but if it happens, look for it to be via Houston, which remains the favorite to facilitate his long-awaited exit from Orlando. Yep, the end of the Dwightmare still runs through the Rockets [...]

Magic reach finalist stage in coaching search

ORLANDO – After an initial round of interviews that saw supposed leading candidates Brian Shaw and Michael Malone fail to advance, the Orlando Magic may actually be closer to naming a head coach than they are dealing franchise center Dwight Howard. San Antonio Spurs assistant Jacque Vaughn, Philadelphia associate head coach Michael Curry and Phoenix [...]

Sources: Houston’s Howard pursuit takes Linsane twist

(Updated July 15, 12 AM ET) ORLANDO – At this time next week,  the Dwightmare may not be over. This is a change from Friday’s report, which detailed Orlando’s Dwight Howard would finally be moved to Houston, but NBA business delays keep pushing back the timetable. Houston was seemingly creating income for the league coffers by forcing the Knicks [...]