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Pat Riley Says LeBron’s Departure Hurt But Has Him Fired Up

Miami Heat GM Pat Riley held his first press conference since LeBron James announced his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Riley expressed the shock at LeBron’s decision but admitted that it has renewed the Heat’s competitive fire – I guess the finals lost wasn’t enough. “I went into it with the notion he was coming back, so I was selling that to players,”...
Via Jocks and Stiletto Jill
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Pat Riley on LeBron James leaving: ‘I went into it with the notion he was coming back’

After a few weeks of contemplation, reflection and perhaps some licking of wounds — although he would never admit to the last one — Miami Heat president Pat Riley spoke at length for the first time since the departure of LeBron James. During a 40-minute conference call with the media on Wednesday, Riley talked at […] The post Pat Riley on LeBron James leaving: ‘I went into...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
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Pat Riley Had No Indication LeBron Was Leaving Miami

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Via The Kevin Burke Project
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Riley: LeBron Gave 'No Response' To Texts, Emails In Free Agency

Pat Riley never dissuaded from the belief that LeBron James would return to the Miami Heat in free agency, even when the two met in Las Vegas before James announced his decision to join the Cleveland Cavaliers. ''I went into it with the thought and the notion that he was coming back," Riley said, "and I was selling that to players, I believed that firmly, so I was...
Via RealGM
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Pat Riley Speaks LeBron’s Departure, Heat’s Future, and Free Agency

Pat Riley spoke with two writers today and gave his take on LeBron’s departure, Dwyane Wade, the signing of Chris Bosh, and Miami’s plan for the future. Pat Riley just spoke 2 writers. Went into FA process “w/the thought & the notion” LeBron was coming back. Still, says he didn’t feel misled. — Ethan J. Skolnick (@EthanJSkolnick) July 30, 2014 Riley, on losing LeBron...
Via Heat Nation
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Pat Riley Shocked But Motivated by LeBron Leaving

Pat Riley and the Miami Heat have dealt with quite the off-season. After a shocking five game dismantling at the hands of the San Antonio Spurs during the NBA Finals, the Heat lost LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in free agency just a few weeks later. That hasn’t stopped Riley from building his roster back up and moving forward. The team re-signed Chris Bosh and Dwyane...
Via BlackSportsOnline
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A Message to HEAT Nation from Micky Arison

While what your Miami HEAT has accomplished in the last four years has been historic, there’s a bigger picture that more clearly defines the success we have enjoyed as a franchise. Since I took control of the team in 1995 and brought Pat Riley in to run our Basketball Operations, the HEAT has made the Playoffs in 16 of those 19 full seasons, with five Eastern Conference titles...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

LeBron didn’t care for Pat Riley’s end-of-season press conference

LeBron James apparently wasn’t too thrilled with Pat Riley’s season-ending presser The LeBron James headlines continue to come in waves while the game’s best player ponders his future. If you check your Twitter feed, you can see what LeBron James is doing seemingly by the minute. And thus, you would already know that The King has met with the Miami Heat brass including Pat...
Via Sports-Kings
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Pat Riley plays blackjack in Vegas before LeBron meeting

Pat Riley is 69. You think the guy really wants to visit Vegas in July and have the pressure of the world…
Via Busted Coverage
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Miami Heat: Free agents to target

Seven days have passed since the official start of the 2014 NBA free agency period and it has been one filled with great deals and surprises. I expect to see more interesting drama to come before it’s all said and done. As for the Miami Heat, the “Big Three” era could possibly be coming to an end. Meaning, Heat owner Pat Riley and head coach Erik Spoelstra could possibly have...
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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