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Donovan's Release Almost Final

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The Orlando Magic are close to resolving
their coaching fiasco by agreeing to a deal to dismiss Billy
Donovan and hire Stan Van Gundy.
That's according to multiple reports.
E-S-P-N-dot-com reports Donovan and the team were close to
finalizing an agreement for his departure. Terms would prevent
Donovan from coaching in the N-B-A for five years, sources told the
outlet.
The Orlando Sentinel is reporting the Magic offered a contract
to Van Gundy, a former Heat coach and current adviser to Pat Riley
in Miami.
Donovan stunned the hoops world by agreeing to a five-year, 27
and a-half (m) million-dollar deal last Thursday. After a press
conference on Friday, and a day later told the club he wanted out
of the deal.
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