Found October 23, 2012 on NESN.com:
It’s no secret that the relationship between Stan Van Gundy and David Stern isn’t exactly a pleasant one, and it doesn't appear to be getting any better. After Van Gundy was fired as head coach of the Orlando Magic, ESPN had planned to hire the hard-nosed coach as an NBA analyst. Van Gundy’s fire and willingness to say just about anything seemed to be a perfect fit on a desk filled with the soft-spoken Magic Johnson and Bill Simmons. What happened next really ticked off Van Gundy. Seemingly without any explanation, ESPN decided to retract its offer to the former coach, which left Van Gundy no choice but to blame the commissioner. As a guest on the Dan LeBetard show, Van Gundy accused Stern of influencing the network not to hire him. "What I find fascinating...you have to give David Stern and the NBA a lot of credit...ESPN pays the league, and then the league tells them what to do. It's more ESPN's problem. You gotta have no b****s whatsoever...
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