Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide Steps Down Following 1 a.m. Drunk Dials to Dwight Howard


Another drunk dial costs a man dearly.

Magic CEO Bob Vander Weide stepped down on Tuesday after confirming he made 1 a.m. phone calls recently to Magic star Dwight Howard after having a few drinks. Vander Weide’s intentions were to tell Howard how much the Magic wanted to keep him around, according to Bright House Sports Network.

“I was playing paddle with friends and had a couple of glasses of wine,” Vander Weide told BHSN.  “Maybe Dwight thought it was inappropriate to talk business after a couple of glasses of wine… Maybe I should have waited until the morning.”

Alex Martins, the Magic’s current president, was named as Vander Weide’s replacement. Vander Weide was promoted to CEO in July 2010 after serving as team president for 16 years.

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