Riley on 2008: Quitters need not apply

Riley on 2008: Quitters need not apply

There are 35 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 2, 2008, titled Riley on 2008: Quitters need not apply. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Staff Writer The playoffs remain the target. But Heat coach Pat Riley said Wednesday there is another goal with the turning of the calendar.

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Miami, FL

#24 Jan 3, 2008

Let us look back at least ten years. During that period, the team has had a number of good players. The one think that has always been consistent and is still the same today, is the inconsistency of the team. Does that not ring a bell? There is only one common denominator (THE COACH). So, until that denominator is taken out of the equation, the performance of the team is going to be the same. They won the championship in 2005 and that is not because they played like champions at the finals. In 2006, we all saw what happen, this season is currently shaping up just like or even worse than the last. It is ironic that the coach is the all in one of the team. An analogy to that is, he is the police, the prosecutor, the judge, the jury and the executioner. I am a heat fan but it is painful to watch what is going on. The franchise needís to take a strong decision and clean house just like what the new Miami Dolphins did today. Riley in my opinion is just an over rated coach who needís to step aside. Had it been any other coach in the NBA he would already have been fired.

Tel Aviv, Israel

#25 Jan 3, 2008
he must be kidding, on two counts. making the playoffs requires going something like 33-18 from here in, and this team isn't likely to win 33 games, or even 18, for the entire season.
and he wants to know who wants to stay here, considering the future of the team. the answer is no one, with a coach who is a relic from the past, who repels players like he has the plague (need i mention finley, francis, joe smith, jalen rose as examples. maybe he can't say so, but it is time to fold up those playoff ideas and try and build something for the future.

Whittier, CA

#26 Jan 3, 2008
Hey, Diamond Bar, Rancho Cucamonga, L.A.- look at all these other so cal Heat fans! Did you all convert when the Lakers lost Shaq (like I did)? Look, I'm telling you, it's all part of a master plan to lull the rest of the league into a false sense of security. Then bam! The trap is sprung and we start eating them all for breakfast. You'll see. A master plan.
Lou Vales

Miami, FL

#27 Jan 3, 2008
The Main Question To Answer--And Of Such Importance They Should Have a Contest With The Winner Receiving An Arison Cruise--------On what day do they pull the curtains in the upper levels therefore putting a justifiable Finality To This Most Inept of seasons???? Pick a game???

An alternative contest would be to guess the date that scalpers on Biscayne Boulevard throw up their hands in abject capitulation and decide to take up other work??

You know while Boston is basking in this Miracle Year--Makes Me Sick--Has any other area ever had--combined!!!--a near record setting loser of an NFL team, a cellar dwelling NBA team, a baseball team that draws fewer people than a Sally League team in the Carolinas, a hockey team that probably again misses the playoffs and a collegiate football team that can't even win in a conference that finished 2-6 in bowl games and is 1-9 all time in BCS appearances????? Is this bad or not?? Oh, I forgot to mention a real estate bust of such near epic proportions that by the Summer might have "squatters" in $700,000-$1,000,000 condos who can't make their payments waiting out the foreclosure process while getting a few extra strolls in along South Beach.

South Florida--Just Another Day In Paradise!!

By the way, anyone who can post a link showing a French-Canadien stuffed into a Speedo while strolling with his corpulent honey---Well, it would be greatly appreciated. Nobody believes me. And of course, it has to be hallandale!!
Marsellus Wallace

United States

#28 Jan 4, 2008
Mark Blount is a defensive machine. He is a tenacious and talented shot blocker and rebounder. The Heat are paying him alot of money for his defensive prowess. Time for Blount to rise and shine like the superstar that he is in this league. I am confident that with Riley's defensive focus MB shall take command. I resent all the other posts who say that MB doesn't give it all night in and night out. He is the hardest working big man in the league.
Master Chief 911

Columbia, MD

#29 Jan 4, 2008
The Heat is losing right now because they lost some of their strongest player.They lost Walker and Posey.They still have Wade but he do all of the work alone.

Raleigh, NC

#30 Jan 4, 2008
I think its just a matter of discipline. Miami is my team ride or die, but right now i dont know what the hell is going on. Will you fellows ever heat up? lets start some ass whopping

United States

#31 Jan 4, 2008
the heat r just going through a slup theyll b back and stronger than ever watch and c as long as shaq and wade r there they can rally the troops and turn this season around these r my favorite players so i know there's no dout about it
Master Chief 911

Columbia, MD

#32 Jan 4, 2008
Heat has a 50% chance of beating Dallas tonight.

Cainta, Philippines

#33 Jan 4, 2008

United States

#34 Jan 4, 2008
Why,why why do we keep forcing the
issue putting Luke Jackson on crucial
moments of the game(against Mavs)
I kept yelling for Blount. Even if Davis kept on missing at least Blount would have been there. They were doing well on the rebounds. Again, we could have won this
one. The 8 guys played very well (thumbs
up) LJack is a joke.
heat fan

Diepholz, Germany

#35 Jan 5, 2008
I'm sick from Riley.Go away!!!!!!
aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa aaaaaaaaa

Lytle Creek, CA

#36 Jun 23, 2008
Evan Owei

Lytle Creek, CA

#37 Jan 27, 2009
The team is good! Greg Oden sucks

Lytle Creek, CA

#38 Jan 27, 2009
Teams GAY!!!!!!!!!! all the way!!!!!!!!!!

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