Riley is the Master of Preparation

Updated: December 23, 2005, 2:05 PM ET
By Jim Obrien | ESPN Insider
When you speak at a coaching clinic, or attend a coaching clinic, there is always someone who sits in the first row, front and center, looking as if every word that is uttered is going to be the most important thing ever said about basketball. This someone is usually a person who is relatively new to coaching. He wants to make sure that no one is going to distract him from picking up any coaching gem that is offered by the clinician during that particular session.

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