Heat center out

Miami Heat center Jermaine O'Neal missed last night's game against Dallas to remain with relatives after a family funeral in South Carolina.

He was expected to return to Miami and rejoin the team in time for practice today, coach Erik Spoelstra said.

O'Neal also missed Miami's game Sunday in Sacramento to be with his family. Joel Anthony started for the Heat at center against the Mavericks in O'Neal's place.

Colangelo looks back

Jerry Colangelo's work as president of USA Basketball to win the Olympic gold medal in Beijing in 2008 is told in a new book,

Return of the Gold

, written by Arizona Republic columnist Dan Bickley.

The Americans had plunged to their lowest point before Colangelo took over the program.

He said the book offers many lessons, including the opportunities available for those who aren't afraid to fail.

"It's also a book that I believe has some business components as it relates to building a team and also leadership," Colangelo said. "Then I share a lot about my personal life, which is all part of my own personal journey, and, hopefully, it depicts what the whole Olympic experience was about."

The book tells of the tough year Colangelo endured in 2004 - the same year he entered the Basketball Hall of Fame.

He sold the Phoenix Suns in June, stepped away from baseball's Arizona Diamondbacks a month later, and got into a street fight in Paris, when his wife was mugged. He also had surgery for prostate cancer.

- Associated Press