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Miami Heat President Pat Riley has denied using an expletive to describe Minnesota Timberwolves head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau while the two discussed a potential Jimmy Butler trade.
“As to what has been reported in the past 24 hours, I have too much respect for Tom Thibodeau and all that he’s accomplished in this league,” Riley said in a statement through the Heat’s official Twitter account. “Our conversations have been nothing but cordial and I have never used that kind of language in negotiations, but I do admit to telling Danny Ainge to…”
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