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Ronny Turiaf signs with Heat

Updated: March 21, 2012, 11:08 PM ET
Associated Press

CORAL GABLES, Fla. -- Ronny Turiaf talked with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra, and got recruiting calls from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade.

The Miami Heat put on the press, and Turiaf was impressed.

"I was actually quite shocked, to tell you the truth," Turiaf said. "I was not expecting Dwyane and LeBron to reach out to me."

They did, and the Heat recruiting pitch worked. Turiaf signed with the Heat on Wednesday, and the 6-foot-10 center is expected to practice with his new ...

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