Pat Riley is 66, one year past standard retirement age. But Jerry West doesn't believe the Miami Heat president will be going anywhere anytime soon.
"I was talking to Pat, and I told him, 'Don't walk away from something,'" West, the Hall of Famer who called Riley his "best friend," said Wednesday in a phone interview with FOX Sports Florida. "I would be shocked if he did (anytime soon)... If I were him, I would stay there and watch them win championships."
Yes, that would plural. West called the Heat, with stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, "absolutely" the best team now in the NBA. And he expects that to continue for years to come.
"They've got two of the three best players in the NBA," West said of James and Wade. "I think they can win numerous championships."
West is a guy who should know. He's been a part of seven NBA titles, one as a player, four as a general manager and two as a special consultant with the Lakers.
West was general manager of the Lakers from 1...