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Riley's unexpected title

Scoop Jackson doesn't like to say "genius," but after watching Pat Riley lead Miami to a title, he thinks it's the perfect word.

Updated: June 22, 2006, 10:56 AM ET
By Scoop Jackson | Page 2

DALLAS -- It's one of those words you hate to toss around lightly: genius.

You hold on to it, reserve it; you hate to apply it to anyone who hasn't lived up to it or deserved it.

In the case of Pat Riley, after what he just did and more importantly how he went about doing it, it seems that six-letter word is the only applicable word. It's the only word fit to print.

They say in a best-of-seven series the better team always wins. But what if a coach convinces his ...

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