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Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Source: Mood 'awkward' in Orlando

By Marc Stein

The mood in the Orlando Magic's practice facility, according to one source on the scene, has been "awkward" thanks to the ongoing uncertainty about Dwight Howard's future.

And that was before Tuesday's surprising announcement that longtime Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide is resigning, amid inevitable speculation that Orlando's ongoing inability to secure a long-term commitment from Howard -- likely forcing the Magic to trade the All-Star center -- played a strong role in Vander Weide's decision.

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