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MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Miami Heat Team President Pat Riley watches on the sideline prior to the start of Super Bowl XLIV between the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Shaq, as the kids might say, went in on Pat Riley in the writing of his heavily-promoted book, but O’Neal’s former coach took the harsh criticism in stride. From the Sun-Sentinel: “Monday, at a Miami Heat Thanksgiving event at the Miami Rescue Mission, Riley took a moment from assisting to address some of what recently has come his way from his former star center. ‘He’s marketing. He’s a marketer. He’s just marketing right now,’ Riley told the Sun Sentinel with a dismissive laugh. ‘That’s all he’s doing.’ Riley then was asked specifically about the use of the term ‘Gestapo.’ ‘I’m trying to figure out whether or not Hannibal Lecter, the Gestapo or John Gotti, I don’t know which one is worse,’ Riley said of the characterizations he’s received from O’Neal over the years. ‘They’re all equally insulting.’ He smiled, then paused, ‘but Coach is good enough for me.’ O’Neal’s book chronicles the deterioration of their relationship after Riley coached O’Neal and
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