Pat Riley marks 20 years with the Miami Heat

September 2015 marks Pat Riley’s twentieth year with the Miami Heat. Riley celebrated the anniversary earlier this month with Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, who bought the team twenty years ago. He is by far the longest tenured executive in the NBA, with a five-year gap between him and second place Mitch Kupchak of the Los Angeles Lakers. Riley has a lot to show for those twenty...
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Miami Heat Rumors: Heat Atop Kevin Durant’s Wish List for 2016 Season

It’s no secret that free agency will be a frenzied affair in 2016 with teams chomping at the bit to sign Kevin Durant. Over the past year or so, we’ve heard rumors that both the Miami Heat and Washington Wizards would be KD’s top choices if things don’t work out in Oklahoma City. It seems that the rumor mill isn’t slowing down anytime soon. As of yesterday, ESPN’s...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from the Miami Heat’s Offseason Additions

Last year, the Miami Heat failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2008. It was a tough blow for a fan base that watched their team compete in the finals the previous four years. However, the Heat have taken steps to bounce back in a big way for the 2015-16 season. While Miami’s main focus over the summer was to ensure the signings of Dwyane Wade and Goran Dragic...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Chris Bosh: Number Of Miami's One-Year Deals Something To Acknowledge

Chris Bosh and Goran Dragic are the only members of the Miami Heat starting lineup signed beyond the coming season.Pat Riley has attempted to preserve Miami’s flexibility for the 2016 offseason. "We have a lot of guys on one-year deals this season, and that's something we have to acknowledge," he said. "But I think through team success everybody else can have team success. "And...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Riley: Heat 'has all of the elements of a championship team'

On paper, the Miami Heat have a chance -- however small it is -- to dethrone the Cleveland Cavaliers and earn the Eastern Conference crown.There will be a variety of factors -- primarily health, 3-point shooting and defense -- that determine just far the Heat go in the playoffs (presuming they make them), and the relatively unpredictably of the roster is something Heat management...
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: ‘Miami Has All the Elements of a Championship Team’

Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is looking to inspire his team just a few weeks before they start to get ready for the 2015-16 season by saying that the Heat have all the elements of a team that could win an NBA title. Riley spoke those words on Dan LeBatard’s radio program, with the Miami Herald noting them in an online column on Wednesday. Riley also spoke about the drama...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley: 'My ego got totally out of control' with Lakers

It can be helpful to be self-aware as one makes one's way through life. But a healthy dose of ego isn't all bad, either. And when the two concepts meet, you apparently get Miami Heat team president Pat Riley, the man who coached "Showtime" for the Los Angeles Lakers in the 1980s.Those were good times in southern California, as the team won four titles under Riley, including the first...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley on 2015 Miami Heat: “I think this team has all of the elements of a championship team”

After taking a huge step back after losing LeBron James, the Miami Heat had one of the best off-season in the NBA. The Heat locked up Goran Dragic and drafted Duke forward Justise Winslow in the first round in the 2015 NBA Draft. You always have Hassan Whiteside, who emerged during last season as a constant double-double guy. But this team will only go as far as Dwyane Wade and Chris...
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25 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Pat Riley Expected to Make Run at Kevin Durant in 2016

The Miami Heat have had a track record of going after big-name free agents ever since Pat Riley joined the organization two decades ago. Don’t expect that to change in 2016. With Kevin Durant being a free agent during the 2016 offseason, Zach Lowe of Grantland expects Riley to make yet another run at a big-name superstar during free agency: “One star changes everything, and...
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September 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Why the Miami Heat should acquire Jamal Crawford

The Miami Heat have made key upgrades to their roster this offseason. They were able to steal Justise Winslow with the No. 10 pick of the 2015 NBA draft and were able to sign Gerald Green and Amar’e Stoudemire. But of course, Pat Riley is never done with his moves and always looks for other opportunities to improve. With that being said, another name has surfaced to be Miami...
August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The five greatest NBA head coaches of all time

Everyone would agree on the four best NBA coaches of all time. The order is the only question. Just exactly how would you rank the four best NBA coaches who have ever lived, and who’s number five? Continuing our “Best Of The NBA Summer Series” at Crossover Chronicles, Joe Manganiello and I take a look at the bench bosses of basketball: * JOE MANGANIELLO (@thatjoemags) ...
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August 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings hire Nancy Lieberman as assistant coach

In a year’s renaissance of hiring female coaches, professional men’s leagues has added another figure in former Old Dominion standout, Nancy Lieberman, who will join the Sacramento Kings as an assistant coach. Two years ago, Lieberman discussed the possibilities of coaching at the highest level with Miami Heat’s Pat Riley (via Fox Sports): “When I said to him, ‘You know...
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August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Projecting the 2015-16 Miami Heat starting lineup

This past offseason, Pat Riley showed us why he is one of the greatest executives in the NBA right now. He was able to bring back Dwyane Wade, re-sign Goran Dragić and bring in veterans Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green to strengthen the Miami Heat bench. With these additions, Miami has to be a strong candidate for the Eastern Conference championship. But what will their starting...
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Nancy Lieberman Hired By Kings As Second Female NBA Assistant Coach

SAN FRANCISCO — New Sacramento Kings assistant Nancy Lieberman recalls a conversation with Pat Riley a couple of years back when she explained to the Miami Heat executive how much she wanted to keep coaching at basketball’s highest level. “When I said to him, `You know, I really would like to coach,’ and he said, `You would?’ and he goes, `Nancy...
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Predicting the Miami Heat’s 15-Man Roster for the 2015-16 Season

The Miami Heat have a bloated roster and that’s a good problem to have. Coming off of a 37-45 non-playoff season, Pat Riley has ensured that the Heat will remain relevant. He spent this free agency period re-signing key players while bringing in new ones such as Amar’e Stoudemire and Gerald Green. The Heat are not used to losing as a franchise, and Riley stressed that last season...
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July 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Amar’e Stoudemire Signing Grade

(March 15, 2015 – Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images North America) By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Miami Heat have made an effort to rebuild their bench this offseason. Pat Riley has made several effective deals for minimum salary players to make that happen. One of these additions is former superstar Amar’e Stoudemire. Stoudemire’s career trajectory...
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July 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat News: Heat Sign Amar’e Stoudemire to One-Year Deal

In order to bolster their depth in the front court, the Miami Heat signed 13-year veteran power forward Amar’e Stoudemire to a one-year deal worth approximately $1.5 million early Friday afternoon. “We are very fortunate that a proven All-Star like Amar’e has chosen the Miami Heat,” said Heat president Pat Riley. “He is going to bring gravitas, leadership and a hardworking...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Amar’e Stoudemire ‘Close’ to Deal With Heat

Pat Riley may have lured another veteran to South Beach. Ian Begley of ESPN New York reports that the Miami Heat and Amar’e Stoudemire will meet tomorrow and that the two sides are “close” to a deal. Stoudemire would be the second veteran to join the Heat in free agency following the announcement of the Gerald Green signing to the veteran’s minimum. Amar’e Stoudemire...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

What salary cap? Pat Riley gave Goran Dragic $20 at press conference

The Miami Heat have had one solid offseason so far, and getting Goran Dragic back was a big part of that. But it's more than the fact that Dragic will be a member of the Heat moving forward; he also took a considerable pay cut to stay in Miami, taking a deal from the Heat over five years that paid him almost the same amount that another team could have offered at the max over four...
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July 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Amar’e Stoudemire ‘Strongly Considering’ Playing for Heat, Will Meet with Pat Riley on Thursday

The Miami Heat are not done in free agency just yet. Jared Zwerling of Bleacher Report has reported that free agent forward Amar’e Stoudemire will meet with Pat Riley on Thursday, and that he is “strongly considering” playing for the Heat. Source: Amar’e Stoudemire is also strongly considering the Heat. Meeting with Pat Riley tomorrow. Heat has tax midlevel just FYI. ...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Udonis Haslem didn't watch the Finals, says older black women love Pat Riley

The quintessential Heat Lifer wasn't exactly glued to his television during this season's NBA Finals.Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem told the Kup and Crowder Show in Miami that while he'll always root for his former Heat teammates who joined LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he didn't watch the Finals -- except maybe for one game:"I ain’t watch that, man," Haslem said...
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July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pat Riley reportedly meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge in L.A.

Sound the alarm. A new contender has emerged from behind the shadows and unexpectedly tossed its hat into the ring in the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes. The Godfather is alive and well as Pat Riley and the Miami Heat are now said to be in hot pursuit of the top prize of the 2015 free agency...Read More
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Miami Heat Rumors: Pat Riley to Meet with Free Agent LaMarcus Aldridge

The free agency shopping for LaMarcus Aldridge that began on Wednesday now reportedly might include the Miami Heat, based on a tweet from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Yahoo Sources: Another high-profile team is pursuing the possibility of gaining an audience with LaMarcus Aldridge: The Miami Heat. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015 David Aldridge of Turner...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

WWE legend Kane says he 'would be happy to chokeslam' Dwyane Wade if he leaves Miami

Miami Heat president Pat Riley wants free agent Dwyane Wade back next season. Also in Riley's corner is WWE legend Kane who jokingly offered to chokeslam Wade if he leaves Miami. From the end of a ranging interview with the mammoth Kane on the Marc Hochman Show with Zach Krantz: Hochman: “Do you have a particular move or threat we can use against Dwyane Wade if he in fact decides...
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June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

The Top 10 Draft Picks in Miami Heat Franchise History

The Miami Heat have been around for 27 years and have been one of the more successful franchises in the NBA during that time frame. To the Heat’s credit, they already have three championships and five NBA Finals appearances on their resume. Only the Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and San Antonio Spurs have had more success in regards to raising championship banners. Much to...
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June 23, 2015  |  Discuss
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