Report: Howard tells owner he won't play for Van Gundy

26-year-old Howard under contract with Magic through 2013

Published On: Apr 19 2012 01:12:50 PM EDT
Dwight Howard

Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard told team owner Rich DeVos that he won't play for coach Stan Van Gundy anymore, WKMG in Orlando reported on Thursday.

Howard was angered that Van Gundy publicly divulged that the superstar center asked management to have him fired, WKMG said, citing sources.

Howard made the call to the 86-year-old DeVos during Friday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.

Currently sidelined with a back injury, Howard changed his mind on several occasions before agreeing to sign a waiver on his opt-out clause for the summer. The 26-year-old Howard will remain under contract through 2013.