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NOTE FROM THE UNDERGROUND
Jackie MacMullan
November 10, 1997
Ask Heat coach Pat Riley at the right time what he thinks about 76ers forward Derrick Coleman and he'll tell you, "His greatness could really shine." Riley will also tell you he hasn't talked to the Sixers about trading for Coleman since June because Philadelphia's proposal was not "palatable." Sources say Riley may reopen the talks. Last time a deal was discussed, the Sixers wanted P.J. Brown; Miami would prefer to give up Jamal Mashburn (right), but Philly can buy Coleman out after this season, and taking on Mashburn would mean another three years of salary averaging almost $4.5 million a season against the cap.
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November 10, 1997

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Ask Heat coach Pat Riley at the right time what he thinks about 76ers forward Derrick Coleman and he'll tell you, "His greatness could really shine." Riley will also tell you he hasn't talked to the Sixers about trading for Coleman since June because Philadelphia's proposal was not "palatable." Sources say Riley may reopen the talks. Last time a deal was discussed, the Sixers wanted P.J. Brown; Miami would prefer to give up Jamal Mashburn (right), but Philly can buy Coleman out after this season, and taking on Mashburn would mean another three years of salary averaging almost $4.5 million a season against the cap.

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