Posted April 08, 2013 on AP on Fox
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM REYNOLDS AP Basketball Writer Pat Riley said he wakes up around 11 a.m. these days then heads into the office to chat with fellow Miami Heat executives Nick Arison and Andy Elisburg about nothing. He's lying, of course. There might not be anyone in the Miami organization who savors playoff time more than Riley, the Heat president with eight championship rings in his collection. And with Miami on the cusp of setting a franchise record for wins in a season - the team mark is 61, which this Heat club could match with a win against Milwaukee on Tuesday night - Riley sounds very much like he's ready for another postseason run. ''It's the ultimate dream for me,'' Riley said. ''It really is.'' Riley last coached on April 16, 2008, the end of Miami's miserable 15-win season. All that's happened since is the promotion of Erik Spoelstra to head coach, the acquisition of LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, M...
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