Orlando Magic head coach Stan Van Gundy commented Wednesday on rumors about his job security, and lashed out at commentator Michael Wilbon in the process. Speculation mounted when the “Pardon the Interruption” co-host and Washington Post columnist said earlier this week that the Magic coach might lose his job if his team loses its playoff series to Boston. (The Magic currently trail, 3-1.)
“I’m not worried about my job security, and I’m even less worried about what Michael Wilbon would think about anything,” Van Gundy said. “He’s just a talking head. If you go on guys’ shows, they don’t criticize you. If you won’t go on their show, they do. That stuff is never known. There’s a lack of integrity in that business.”
Wilbon commented earlier this week saying that he had heard “rumblings” that Van Gundy will be fired if they don’t reach the NBA Finals.
UPDATE: Wilbon fires back. “”He may want to check his facts first before he shoots off his mouth. He can criticize me, I’m not above taking it publicly, but he may want to get his facts straight,” he tells the Orlando Sentinel. Click here to see the rest of his response.