(WSCR) Apparently the firing of head coach Stan Van Gundy wasn’t quite good enough for Dwight Howard.

Howard’s disdain for Van Gundy was well-document, yet, according to a report, the three-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year still wants out of Orlando.

The following is based on a report from SheridanHoops.com.

A source who has spoken with Howard recently said the All-Star center desperately wants to be traded prior to the start of next season. … The source said Howard wants out of Orlando more than he ever did before in order to start a new chapter of his career. And it is well-known throughout the league that the Magic do not want to endure another soap opera season like the one they just experienced. … If Howard tells them he wants out, they are expected to try to accomodate him and deal him to the highest bidder.

This report comes months after Howard signed a one-year extension, ensuring he would remain in Orlando for the 2012-13 season.

The report indicates the Magic would hope to include Hedo Turkoglu and his $23.6 million owed over the next two seasons in a potential Howard trade.

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