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Top 10 Coach Killers

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As the latest professional sports edition of "American Coach Killers" plays out in Orlando, fans are left to choose sides. Is Dwight right? Or is Stan the man? At its heart, the conflict between Magic center Dwight Howard and coach Stan Van Gundy is a power struggle.

If we are to believe voluminous reports, Howard would like his boss to clean out his desk, hand in his security badge and be escorted off the premises. Van Gundy would like ... well, it's hard to tell exactly what Van Gundy would like, but it's safe to assume that it would not include being fired by one of the employees. Should Howard succeed in his subterfuge, he would join a long line of star (read: powerful) athletes who demanded the dismissal of their coaches or who at least promoted such a...

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