Stan Van Gundy has repeatedly accused David Stern of blocking his potential hire by ESPN.

Van Gundy and Stern have frequently been at odds during his tenure as an NBA head coach.

"From a former coach's selfish standpoint, I hope (commissioner-in-waiting) Adam Silver will treat them with greater respect," said Van Gundy. "That was at the heart of why I had problems with Stern. I don't think he treated coaches with much respect. You (would) go to those coaches' meetings and he was very condescending. I'm certainly far from the only (coach) with those sentiments."