Orlando Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide Announces Retirement Days After Drunk Dialing Dwight Howard

Just days after drunk dialing Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard, Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide is retiring. Vander Weide called Dwight Howard at 1 a.m. to express how badly he and the team wanted to keep him in Orlando. Vander Weide confirmed that he had “a couple of glasses of wine” prior to hitting up Dwight.

I wonder how many superstars can say they received an impassioned plea not leave them at 1:00 AM not from a female, but from their team’s owner? I wonder if he gave Gilbert Arenas and Jason Richardson a call too.

Vander Weide had this to say about the call.

“Maybe Dwight thought it was inappropriate to talk business after a couple of glasses of wine… Maybe I should have waited until the morning.”

Clearly!! That is funny to me! I guess he remembers how it felt when Shaq left the Magic for L.A… It must still hurt.