STERN TO RULE ON RILEY-HEAT CASE THIS WEEK
NBA Commissioner David Stern "will likely" rule on the
alleged tampering involving the Heat and Pat Riley this week, a
league spokesperson said yesterday (Mike Wise, N.Y. TIMES, 8/29).
Neither Stern, MSG President Dave Checketts, or Heat VP of Player
Personnel Dave Wohl had any comment on the matter. Fred Kerber
of the N.Y. POST reports if Stern determines it was Riley who
initiated the contact between the two sides, "he conceivably
could issue sanctions [against Riley], perhaps a suspension"
(N.Y. POST, 8/29).