MIAMI -

In response to Celtics President of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge's criticism of Heat star LeBron James, Heat President Pat Riley said,

"Danny Ainge needs to shut the f--- up and manage his own team.  He was the biggest whiner going when he was a player.  I know that because I coached against him."

Ainge characterized James as a complainer following James comments after Miami's loss in chicago. The Heat star spoke out about some of the hard fouls that he's been taking on the court.

The Heat have confirmed this statement.