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Gordon Hayward says he left Miami Heat meeting ready to put jersey on

Gordon Hayward says he left Miami Heat meeting ready to put jersey on

Hindsight offers no consolation. Gordon Hayward has moved on to the Boston Celtics. But the former Utah Jazz free-agent forward said his visit with the Miami Heat left an indelible impression, that the brand Pat Riley has cultivated in South Florida still resonates.

In an interview with ESPN personality Adrian Wojnarowski on "The Woj Pod," Hayward said he left his July 1 meeting with Riley, coach Erik Spoelstra and the team's staff telling his wife, Robyn, and agent Mark Bartelstein that he well may have found his NBA home.

"I think the text that I sent to Mark was, 'Wow, that's going to be really...

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