Former coach/Heat president Pat Riley and Celtics president Danny Ainge go way back to the old Celtics-Lakers rivalry of the 80’s, and there’s apparently some bad blood still flowing…
Ainge said earlier in the week that it was “almost embarrassing that LeBron (James) would complain about officiating,”
Riley didn’t take to kindly to that remark, and released this statement through the Heat’s public relations department (via USA Today Sports):
“Danny Ainge needs to STFU and manage his own team,” Riley said.
“He was the biggest whiner going when he was a player. I know that because I coached against him.”