Originally written April 19, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- The Miami Heat are going for their second straight championship. But Pat Riley wants a lot more down the road.There is much uncertainty about what will happen with the Heat after a more punitive luxury tax enters the NBA next season and continues to escalate in future years and for when stars LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh can opt out of their contracts in the summer of 2014. But Riley let it be known Friday the Heat are capable of doing what it takes to keep the team together.Its doable in this tax economy, the team president said about keeping his stars in South Florida.Thats hardly good news for foes. The Heat (66-16) look close to unbeatable as they prepare to open the playoffs Sunday against Milwaukee. And now Riley has indicated a huge tax bill might not be able to slow them down.Riley talked about a variety of topics in a 45-minute discussion with reporters, including his recent comments that Boston general manager Danny Ainge needs to STFU and how he had h...
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