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ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?

ASK IRA: Were Riley's personnel moves underappreciated?

Q: The Executive of the Year vote has to irk Pat Riley. Mitch Kupchak and Sam Hinkie got votes, while Riley did not get one single vote? The discovery of Hassan Whiteside and acquisition of Goran Dragic did not impress anyone outside Miami. The results have to sting Riley's ego. -- Leonard. A: I have to admit that when the results of that vote were released, I did not give much thought to the Heat's front office being bypassed, without a vote in the balloting of league executives. But then I read your thoughts and agree that when looking back at what the Heat's front office accomplished, you would think there would have been more respect for the body of the work than what...

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