There are concerns about how a contract might affect the motivation of Hassan Whiteside, above, but Pat Riley reshaped the argument, suggesting Whiteside can just worry about winning.
There are concerns about how a contract might affect the motivation of Hassan Whiteside, above, but Pat Riley reshaped the argument, suggesting Whiteside can just worry about winning. Pedro Portal pportal@elnuevoherald.com
There are concerns about how a contract might affect the motivation of Hassan Whiteside, above, but Pat Riley reshaped the argument, suggesting Whiteside can just worry about winning. Pedro Portal pportal@elnuevoherald.com

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Ethan J. Skolnick, who has spent the past two decades covering sports in South Florida, returns to The Herald to spearhead the coverage of the Heat. In addition to his previous two-year stint at the Herald (2000-2002), Ethan has worked at The Los Angeles Times, The Baltimore Sun, The South Florida Sun-Sentinel, The Palm Beach Post and most recently, was a Senior NBA Writer for Turner Sports/Bleacher Report. He hosts the "The Ethan Skolnick Show" on 790 The Ticket, every day from 4-7 p.m., and is the co-author of two books, Innovative State and Raising Your Game. A graduate of Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale (Class of 1990), he earned his B.A. at The Johns Hopkins University and his M.S. from Columbia University.