May 5, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat president Pat Riley speaks about Miami Heat small forward LeBron James (not pictured) after James received his fourth MVP award at the American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Pat Riley addresses a possible return to coaching


The Miami Heat are looking at winning their third championship in as many years, and it’s all thanks to the roster the team president pat Riley assembled after his hard work in the front office landed LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh.

Other than the Big 3, Riley has had an eye for bench talent that has bolstered the Heat to two championships, and many are wondering if he wants to give coaching another go. While it seems like it isn’t the worst idea ever, Riley told Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel that he’s just not that interested.

“Look at me, man, I’m full of vitality to have some fun. Six years ago, when I was coaching, I would wake up 5:00 a.m. and it was dark and I was depressed. Not anymore.”

Riley has carved out a new legacy for himself, one that matches the legacy he achieved as a head coach. It’s hard to say which he’ll be best remembered for, but the Heat wining the way they are the fact that Riley was the architect behind it all seems like a pretty good legacy to not mess with.

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  • Marcel West-Bailey

    Why does this keep coming up? How many times are people going to ask him about coaching again?