- Associated Press - Thursday, March 10, 2011

ORLANDO, FLA. (AP) - NBA Commissioner David Stern says he doesn’t plan to talk to Orlando coach Stan Van Gundy about critical remarks Van Gundy made about him _ he will speak to Magic team executives about the comments.

Stern made his remarks Thursday during an interview on ESPN Radio in response to comments Van Gundy made earlier this week in defense of Magic center Dwight Howard.

Van Gundy responded to a reporter’s question about whether the Magic had addressed their concerns to NBA officials about the frequency Howard has been fouled this season. Van Gundy said that the NBA doesn’t tolerate free speech or outside opinions.

Howard served a one-game suspension earlier this week after receiving his league-leading 16th technical foul.

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