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PAT RILEY: 'Danny Ainge needs to STFU'

The career-long beef between Pat Riley and the Celtics rages onward.

On Friday, Riley delivered a message through the media to Celtics general manager Danny Ainge that needs no interpreting.

"Danny Ainge needs to 'STFU' and manage his own team," said Heat spokesman Tim Donovan, who passed along Riley's message to Heat beat writers before Friday's game against the Hornets. "He was the biggest whiner going when he was playing and I know that because I coached against him."

On Thursday, Ainge criticized Heat star LeBron James for complaining about several hard fouls he received on Wednesday against the Bulls. Ainge didn't wait long to respond to Riley's statement. Mere minutes after Riley's words went viral on Twitter, the Boston Globe reported Ainge's retort.

"We're both right," Ainge said. "LeBron should stop complaining and I should manage my own team."

Heat coach Erik Spoelstra had a funny take on the back and forth between the warring basketball executives.

"I love direct GM-to-GM communication," Spoelstra said. "That's awesome."

Celtics coach Doc Rivers had fun with the drama as well.

“I think it’s cool," Rivers said. "I think they should duke it out.”

Rivers was asked if the GM bickering would impact an already intense rivalry.

“Not unless they are playing,” he said.

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I hope the Celtics plane crashes and burst into flames.

Stay classy Mr.Riley
Now I have to explain o may 7 year old what "expletive"means
Just because you are extremely wealthy and have no use for the fans doesn't mean you have to resort to curse words.
I giuess money doesn't buy class

Danny Ainge has always been a baby. He doesn't fall far from Mark Cuban.

Stay classy Mr.Riley
Now I have to explain o may 7 year old what "expletive"means
Just because you are extremely wealthy and have no use for the fans doesn't mean you have to resort to curse words.
I giuess money doesn't buy class

Posted by: Andrew | Friday, March 29, 2013 at 10:40 PM

U should prolly listen to the Godfather and do what he suggested Danny Ainge do. If you don't like it, don't read it, watch it or listen to it.

Before the commish comes down on Riles/the Heat (like he always does), just wanna say thank you Coach, for saying what I suspect many/most of Ainge's contemporaries felt and STILL feel about The-Little-Boy-Who-Lives-In-His-Mouth.

Cage match? Riley (68) v. Ainge (54). #RILES.

Either Riles 1st round KO/TKO or Danny DQs for biting, screaming, scratching, wetting his pants, wearing too much lipstick.

I will stay classy and not respond to your request to shut the "expletive" up. You appear to have enough problems to keep a team of psychologists' busy for the rest of their lives for suggesting a total stranger to "shut the 'expletive' up" for voicing his opinion on how a grown man should act.
What you fail to realize is that I am unable to not read it, watch it, or listen to it. When a GM of a sports franchise reduces himself to an uneducated, vile miscreant and curses for no apparent reason, it is reported EVERYWHERE. I am a fan of the team but Mr. Riley should act like an adult and GM, not like the uneducated performers in which he employs.
Here endth the lesson.

F! BOSTON AND DANNY AINGE ! HE NEEDS TO WORRY ABOUT HIS TEAM. WE ALL KNOW THAT WHEN THE CELTICS ARE RELEVANT THE HARDEST PLACE TO WIN IS THE GARDEN!! THE CELTICS AND LAKERS HAVE AND ALWAYS WILL BE THE NBA FAVORITES BUT THAT DOESN'T MAKE THEM RELEVANT. RIGHT NOW THEY ARE TRYING TO BRING ATTENTION TO THEMSELVES THRU THE SUCCESS OF THE HEAT BY CREATED COMMENTS TO GET A RESPONSE IN THE EVENT THE TEAMS MEET IN THE PLAYOFFS!! IT DOESN'T MATTER BECAUSE IF THEY KEEP LOSING THE WON'T BE IN THE PLAYOFFS. THE CELTICS FEEL THEY CAN BEAT THE HEAT BUT IN REALITY THEY CANNOT IN A 7 GAME PLAYOFF THEY MIGHT WIN 2. WITH THAT I SAY TO THE CELTICS!! STFU!!

Hey Andrew, I have been coming on this blog for years and I have never seen anything like what you wrote. You sound like the biggest DORK. You have to explain this to your 7 year old!?? Who the hell cares!!! Just because you have money blah blah blah. My god!!! Grow a set and then you are welcomed back into this grown man blog. Smh

LAST 35 GAMES

Celtics: 18-17
Miami: 32-3

All that TALK seems to be getting in the way of Boston WINNING. ANGIE needs to STFU and MANAGE his team. Pat is the man.

LMFAO!

I will stay classy and not respond to your request to shut the "expletive" up. You appear to have enough problems to keep a team of psychologists' busy for the rest of their lives for suggesting a total stranger to "shut the 'expletive' up" for voicing his opinion on how a grown man should act.
What you fail to realize is that I am unable to not read it, watch it, or listen to it. When a GM of a sports franchise reduces himself to an uneducated, vile miscreant and curses for no apparent reason, it is reported EVERYWHERE. I am a fan of the team but Mr. Riley should act like an adult and GM, not like the uneducated performers in which he employs.
Here endth the lesson.

Posted by: Andrew | Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 12:26 AM

(for voicing his opinion)
Says the hypocrite. That was my opinion. Everybody cusses, that 7 yr. old whether u wanna believe it or not will start cussing when he's in grade school/high school whichever. Plus Mr Riley seems far from uneducated as his repertoire suggests. He was simply employing a strategical move to not only defend his all-world player but to keep the GM from another team in check. Show me a grown man that doesn't cuss at all and I'll show u a clean mouthed Marine. I don't see you slamming Ainge a grown man for sticking his nose in business outside of his house, or do grown men usually do that? BTW my team of psychologist told me it was healthy and a good idea to voice my opinion and not keep them bottled up, said he didn't want me to become a serial killer that goes on sprees at social places like the bottled-up suburbanites out there. Wink.

Hey Andrew, I have been coming on this blog for years and I have never seen anything like what you wrote. You sound like the biggest DORK. You have to explain this to your 7 year old!?? Who the hell cares!!! Just because you have money blah blah blah. My god!!! Grow a set and then you are welcomed back into this grown man blog. Smh

Posted by: bky | Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 01:04 AM

This guy GETS IT. Thank u. Laughing my EXPLETIVE off. Sports blog not a wall street report blog. Guy sounds like Damien Sandow.

Mr. Riley is right.

Mr. Ainges team seems to be falling apart at the seams. He should be paying more attention to that than to what Lebron is doing.

Good game... good win... nice way to bounce back... we move forward ...

Next up, the Spurs...

Do we need STFU in the paper?

Do we need you in this blog? Simple answer, NO

This Spurs match up should be one to watch...

Their ball movement is key for them... Play the passing lane... Gotta cut off Parkers path.... Stay solid but don't foul... The Duncan match up will be key... Might Joel come in handy???? When will those shooters put on a show???? The Bron and D-Wade match ups' will be key... Might the stop and pop, guard from the charge call??? Can we get a fair called game there??? All questions that make you say, huuhh....

Andrew you need to eat a fat weiner

For all of those who say Lebron should have played in the 80:'s and 90"s when players really hard fouled each other-there is such a thing called progress. I think Lebron and alot of heat players get fouled more and harder than is called. I have always admired the restraint and maturity Lebron has shown on the court and his ability to fight retaliating. It makes it easier to take your kids and teach sportsmanship--after all he didn't choose to pay football ( as he got tackled while playing the bulls ) and he isn't a roman gladiater fighting for our amusement--he's playing basketball at a beautiful and high level. IF the NBA wants to continue its popularity, they won't let it slide back into the fighting that took place on the court If the league can't protect him--I am not sure what the answer is - but those who jump on him are just jelous he's not playing for thier favorite team!

STFU Andrew. Manage your own Heat hating life, or lack or one.

Andrew, if you don't like cursing, that means you were never around a ball club of any kind. You need to get a grip, brother. Cursing is the way of the land, my friend. Other than you, apparently, everyone uses curse words, or at least nearly everyone. If you don't like it, tough. Deal with it. At the very least, don't expect to criticize cursing without being slammed by people like me.

Hey Andrew if you don't want to hear it then don't read it! Riley is right!!!

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