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Dion Waiters visits college coach for advice

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Waiters said, “it’s not the end of my story.”

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After Dwyane Wade scored just two points and yelled at Erik Spoelstra in a playoff game against the Indiana Pacers, he visited his college coach Tom Crean. In the next game, Wade scored 30 points to help Miami tie the series 2-2 en route to the 2012 NBA championship.

This season, in the midst of a 10-game suspension, Dion Waiters flew to Syracuse to visit his college coach Jim Boeheim and watch a Syrcause basketball game.

Waiters said he knew that Boeheim is “a person who will always be there for me if I ever need anything.” And he added that “it’s not the end of my story.” Waiters has not played a regular season game for the Miami Heat yet this season.

He will be eligible to rejoin the team for Miami’s Dec. 1 visit to the Brooklyn Nets.

Last week, Waiters had a panic attack on the team flight from Phoenix to Los Angeles after consuming a THC-infused edible. That led to a Heat statement saying that Waiters had “engaged in conduct detrimental to the team” including the “scary situation” on the team flight.