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Amaechi deals with whirlwind after announcement

Updated: February 12, 2007, 6:55 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Five days after becoming the first NBA player to acknowledge his homosexuality, former center John Amaechi said the spotlight has been chaotic.

Amaechi, whose "Man in the Middle" memoir will be released Wednesday, said he has been deluged with phone calls and e-mails from friends and supporters. But Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers, who coached Amaechi in Orlando, has been the only one from the league to reach out to him.

"I've just been caught up in the whirlwind ...

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