Why players respect Riley

Updated: December 14, 2005, 1:40 PM ET

By Greg Anthony ESPN Insider

About a dozen years ago, when I was playing for Pat Riley in New York, I remember coming off the airplane after a long road trip, and we'd get tapes from our video team at 3 a.m. from the game we just played. And there would be material in there inserted specifically to insure you watched it. Yes, you would be tested.

You had no choice but to be prepared. Riley is as good as anybody at getting a team ready for its next game.

This work showed ...

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