Greg Cote

June 19, 2014

Greg Cote: Pat Riley preaches unity in motivational pitch to Big 3

Forty-five years in the NBA, a life given to professional basketball, have given Pat Riley a perspective that lends ultimate authority. Add his natural charisma, the quality of his oratory skills and his knack for parable and story telling, and appreciate that listening to Riley for 52 minutes straight, as we did on Thursday, can be mesmerizing – close to spell-binding.

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About Greg Cote

Greg Cote


Greg Cote has been a Miami Herald sports columnist since 1995 and also writes the Random Evidence blog and NFL predictions along with his notorious sidekick the Upset Bird. He has covered Hurricanes football (1984-88), the Dolphins (1990-91) and major events including Super Bowls, NBA Finals, World Series, Stanley Cup, Olympics and World Cup.