Season might be last for Riley

Season might be last for Riley

There are 127 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Jan 8, 2008, titled Season might be last for Riley. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

After committing in the offseason to coaching the Heat through 2009-2010, Pat Riley is leaning toward stepping aside after this season.

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Lou Vales

Miami, FL

#1 Jan 8, 2008
You mean that Riles would actually leave a team devoid of one of its superstars and with another maybe old beyond his years??? Where's Van Gundy when you need him?? Hell, Where's Worthy, Kareem, Johnson and all those other guys who he "coached " to championships??
Stay Pat!!! Your expertise and motivational abilities have done so much with teams devoid of "talent".

Boynton Beach, FL

#2 Jan 8, 2008
Good Riddens Pat...........
dyck head

Pompano Beach, FL

#3 Jan 8, 2008
riley always bails out when the team is horrible... watch if keith askins coaches and they are doing well.. riley will jump back in and cite askins leaving due to "bow tie conventions is tying up all his time, therefore can no longer coach"
That Which Does Not Kill

Lake Worth, FL

#4 Jan 8, 2008
You know...I remember several posters pointing out over the last 1 and a half that Riley was basically pushing this team onto a road, that would ultimately destroy their chances of being competitive.
Of course, most of the other posters thought they were on crack.
A New Day is one I remeber...there were a few others too (forgot their names).
Posted by: That Which Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger!| January 06, 2008 at 08:24 PM
I forsee Riley QUITING within 30 games.
of course, we'll be around 18-45 by then. Shaq will be on the shelf and Wade will wish we was on any team not named the "Miami Heat"....btw, I don't know anything about Eric (our next coach) but I HAVE to believe he's a better coach for this team than Riley is (note I said for THIS team).
Posted by: That Which Does Not Kill You, Makes You Stronger!| January 06, 2008 at 08:29 PM

Jonas Ridge, NC

#5 Jan 8, 2008
riley sucks as coach...he wont admit it but i agree with dyck head lol

Miami, FL

#6 Jan 8, 2008
pat bye!!!!!!!!!!

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#7 Jan 8, 2008
I also say good riddance. I don't understand why no one has mentioned it before but, during the off season, when every other team out there was making trades and adding players to their staff, Riley was on a vacation overseas and no additions were made to the heat. The only addition to speak of was Cook. And when he had a chance to re-sign Posey, he was nowhere to be found. Some president, huh?

Pompano Beach, FL

#8 Jan 8, 2008
JEFF Van Gundy time?

Since: Oct 07

West Palm Beach, FL

#9 Jan 8, 2008
hes a legend like Don Shula who will be honored as such when the time comes. Respect. This collapse was inevitable as Shaq declined.

Pleasant Valley, NY

#10 Jan 8, 2008
Joe wrote:
JEFF Van Gundy time?
JVG is enjoying this too much to get involved. I would dare say he and Pat are no longer on speaking terms.

Besides, the building is always burning with Jeff. His brother has a better temperment for the NBA player these days.

Tel Aviv, Israel

#11 Jan 8, 2008
Well, he's finally fessed up. But why wait? If he's gonna leave, there's no time like the present, so that the rebuilding process can start. The only thing wrong with what he says is that the person who should be fired even more than the coach is the one who made the personnel decisions over the last couple of years -- and that's Riley too.

Kansas City, MO

#12 Jan 9, 2008
Heat need to follow the path of the Dolphins right now. Bring in a new coach, gut the team and start over from scratch. Losing is for losers.

Boca Raton, FL

#13 Jan 9, 2008
It's that Stan Van Gundy
I hear, going...

Boom, there it is!...
Boom, there it is!...
Boom, there it is!...

About as surprising as
Britney's last meltdown.

United States

#14 Jan 9, 2008
You done well "Pat" but it's time to take a seat from above and let someone else run the floor.
Count me in

Spartanburg, SC

#15 Jan 9, 2008
Wow....this is a complete shock!!!!

Tomah, WI

#16 Jan 9, 2008
What a surprise.

Since: Feb 07

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#17 Jan 9, 2008


kenny grabowski

Gyeonggi-do, Korea

#18 Jan 9, 2008
the only thing stopping him from takling off now is the fact that he pulled that stunt a few times (leaving when the team is down and coming back when someone else has right the ship). He doesn't want to be seen as a scoundril. Pat, those championships will always be with you. You will always be among those mentioned as one of the great coaches. Your legacy is safe. NOW JUST LEAVE!!! Your record as a coach is horrible the last 10 years. Anybody with all that power could have gone to conference championship more than once. Your substitution is abusive and offensive to players. They don't like playing for you. That team of Wade, Shaq, davis, Haslem, Cook, Wright, Blount, Quinn, Williams should be much better than that record indicates. But, the team is not responding to you. It would be better to leave now!Swallow your pride and leave. Your legacy is not in jeopardy.

Coatesville, PA

#20 Jan 9, 2008
When the going gets tough, Riley gets going.

Hollywood, FL

#21 Jan 9, 2008
i think the problem is he's coaching in a "different league" now. back then, it was hard nosed, power bball with straight man to man defense. its not like that in the NBA anymore. now the NBA is more flashy dunks and flops. the players on the team are also the reason. no one gives any effort. i remember rodman would get 20 rebounds a game, these players nowadays are spoiled, instead of running back on defense, they stand there and whine to the refs while the other team scores *cough* dwyane wade. i think before the players were also 'ready' for the nba. pat riley is notorious for his conditioning and i think he's so into the conditioning, the team will perform poorly(like they are now) because they dont know the basic mechanics. now that the heat lost Zo and the abysmal shaq, we literally have no power game whatsoever and i dont think riles knows how to coach a fast paced game.

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