Miami Heat: Could Pat Riley go to Cleveland?

Could Pat Riley be getting a call from the Cavaliers to possibly take up the head coaching job in Cleveland? That's one possibility according to the New York Daily News' Frank Isola. Full Story

“DADDY'S HOME”

Since: Oct 08

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#24 Jun 11, 2009
im telling you....the heat are going after James.
we will sign d.wade, but we will also sign lebron and then its 7 rings in a row!

call me crazy, but those 2 want to play together

why miami.....NO STATE TAX and they can own the town
POPE 1

United States

#26 Jun 11, 2009
Sorry Cleveland is in a panic .... they are desperate to let little Bron-bron feel confident with his loser town situation their in the city of Cleveland. Riley, KC Jones, Krzyzewski, Phil Jackson...hahahahaha there is no stoping the LBJ express leaving town.... he will be in New York, bet your little mid-west dollar on it.
Regis

Miami, FL

#27 Jun 11, 2009
where there's flame there's fire!
Purple Jimmy

Saint Clairsville, OH

#28 Jun 11, 2009
Pat Riley isn't going anywhere, if you'd ever been to the cesspool known as Cleveland you'd understand...
http://purplejimmy.com
Headline Hater

United States

#29 Jun 11, 2009
Read the headline, then read the first paragraph. The headline is just a teaser... same thing hapens everywhere. What a shame!
Naugle

West Palm Beach, FL

#30 Jun 11, 2009
they had a coach that is now in the finals and was doing a very good job with the heat, i hope riley does go to cleveland

Since: Apr 08

Akron, Ohio

#31 Jun 11, 2009
So, the New York Daily News knows more than we do here in Ohio?
Sounds like something The Sun Sentinel would print.
Coach of the Year, Mike Brown isn't going anywhere.
Oh Please

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#32 Jun 11, 2009
Where does everyone get off saying Cleveland is a trash city and LeBron would love to come to Miami and blah, blah, blah! Yes, Cleveland has come on hard times recently, but it is ten times the city that this sesspool here. Crappy fans, out of control crime, no speaky the English, Fast and the Furious wannabees, pretty much sums up S. Florida. Wade is a midwest guy so who is to say he wouldn't want to come to Cleveland in 2010? You Miami centric people make me sick. Fortunatley, there isn't that many true Miami fans out there to really care what I'm saying so I'm really not offending anyone
convict

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#33 Jun 11, 2009
Mr. James does not have the class or Character to play for Mr Riley. He has shown over and over again that he lacks fundamentals and is a selfish player . Talk to his Olympic coaches and you will see why his no class storming off the court was not a surprise to them. I hope that Mr Riley does what ever he wishes as he has worked hard all his life to be successful and only in Obama's america is that not considered a good thing. The heat need a few more pieces and for someone to help our last number 1 pick to grow up and they will be fine for years to come.
Dom

Miami, FL

#34 Jun 11, 2009
Lebron is coming here to play with wade . Riley will coach him, just in Miami. Cant wait to see reactions to that signing.
Dom

Miami, FL

#35 Jun 11, 2009
Oh Please wrote:
Where does everyone get off saying Cleveland is a trash city and LeBron would love to come to Miami and blah, blah, blah! Yes, Cleveland has come on hard times recently, but it is ten times the city that this sesspool here. Crappy fans, out of control crime, no speaky the English, Fast and the Furious wannabees, pretty much sums up S. Florida. Wade is a midwest guy so who is to say he wouldn't want to come to Cleveland in 2010? You Miami centric people make me sick. Fortunatley, there isn't that many true Miami fans out there to really care what I'm saying so I'm really not offending anyone
Enjoy Lebron for the next 12 months, cause thats it. Wade aint going to the sloshy weather, nor is any top FA. Only people they can get is trade deadline expirings, or Mid level people who werent selected by other teams. There 2nd best player almost signed with us for the MLE, and now they are paying him 20m more in Mo williams. With Wade and beasley and the young talent, and the weather and RILEY, WE ARE ALL ANXIOUSLY AWAITING NEXT SUMMER----- Shaq left a 60 win orlando team that went to 2 ECF's and 1 finals for a stripeed down LA team. LBJ is coming to wade and beasley, and the aura of riley. He might get 1 ring in CLE, maybe. Hell get 6 here. He is coming to Miami my friend
Olga Fugusev

United States

#36 Jun 11, 2009
Remember this headline a few years back:"Could Saban go to the University of Alabama?"

On the other hand why would the Cav's owner be interested in Riley when his present coach (Brown) had a win loss record superman would envy?
Olga Fugusev

United States

#37 Jun 11, 2009
Oh Please wrote:
Where does everyone get off saying Cleveland is a trash city and LeBron would love to come to Miami and blah, blah, blah! Yes, Cleveland has come on hard times recently, but it is ten times the city that this sesspool here. Crappy fans, out of control crime, no speaky the English, Fast and the Furious wannabees, pretty much sums up S. Florida. Wade is a midwest guy so who is to say he wouldn't want to come to Cleveland in 2010? You Miami centric people make me sick. Fortunatley, there isn't that many true Miami fans out there to really care what I'm saying so I'm really not offending anyone
Here is some reality pal. The crime rate in Cleveland isn't anything to write home about. And face it, the 20 below wind chill temps and snow up the arse during the pinnacle of basketball season would probably be a big turn-off the really big NBA stars. LeBron might like the balmy weather, hot women and nightlife of South Beach. Many pro athletes seek employment in Miami for these very reasons. The problem then becomes keeping their mind on the sport and out of trouble.
Oh Please

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#38 Jun 11, 2009
Weather didn't seem to break up the Chicago Bulls teams in the 90s. I've seen some posts here that keep talking about all the young talent the Heat have and Beasley. Beasley is a child who doesn't play defense, not a leader. You need to understand that A+ stars cannot play on the same team as other A+ stars. When the Lakers won three straight, Shaq was the big star and Kobe was the up and coming thing. Once Kobe hit big star status, those two couldn't play with each other. Similar to when the Heat won a few years ago. It was essentially Shaq's farewell party as a dominator, and Wade's coming out party. Well, the rest is history with those two! Kobe, Lebron and Wade are the best in the game and are friends, but NBA teammates outside of the Olympics? Never! I also understand how Cle and Miami are both going to go after Bosh. It would be tough on both teams to have two players with Max contracts. I believe that would be almost $50 Million per year for just two players. The Heat's entire payroll for last year was $69 million. It takes more than two good players to win a title as my Cavs have just found out.
HeatFanDrinkinTh eKoolAid

Miami, FL

#39 Jun 11, 2009
Oh Please wrote:
It would be tough on both teams to have two players with Max contracts. I believe that would be almost $50 Million per year for just two players. The Heat's entire payroll for last year was $69 million. It takes more than two good players to win a title as my Cavs have just found out.
Who?Mo Williams?please! He was an overated little cocky punk during the regular season who absolutely choked in the playoffs; leaving LeBron to do all the work; just like Wade did this year. Mo Williams is not a number 2 option. He's a good point guard don't get me wrong, but as a 3rd option at best, and now you've got him overpaid. Cleveland have fun this year seeing your last glimpse of your savior; until he says goodbye to Cleveland to come to Miami.All that chosen one and Witness crap ads you've got will soon all be covered up, and be brought over to here. Then we start our celebration of the next 6 championships in the next decade with our Big Three: Wade, LeBron, and B-Easy
Finally

Lake Worth, FL

#40 Jun 11, 2009
Finally - someone who is talking sense on this thing. In addition to what you've said - I couldn't understand why LeBron would want to move his family to a county where this what, a 56% graduation rate in HS? Oh - yeah - keep bragging about that one Miami. LeBron is quite content where he is. He isn't going to NY, he isn't coming to Me-no-speake-english-Jammi, and Cleveland doesn't want a losing coach like Riley!
Oh Please wrote:
Where does everyone get off saying Cleveland is a trash city and LeBron would love to come to Miami and blah, blah, blah! Yes, Cleveland has come on hard times recently, but it is ten times the city that this sesspool here. Crappy fans, out of control crime, no speaky the English, Fast and the Furious wannabees, pretty much sums up S. Florida. Wade is a midwest guy so who is to say he wouldn't want to come to Cleveland in 2010? You Miami centric people make me sick. Fortunatley, there isn't that many true Miami fans out there to really care what I'm saying so I'm really not offending anyone
Finally

Lake Worth, FL

#41 Jun 11, 2009
You must be the typical Miami fan - and must know nothing about LBJ - he's a family guy - was raised with family values (something that doesn't exist in S. Fla. I really don't see LBJ coming to Miami because of the night life and hot women. Half of them couldn't talk to him because 99.999999% of them don't speak ENGLISH. Wake up and smell the cuban coffee. LBJ grew up in the cold weather, it doesn't affect him nor the fans, unlike here. He has a solid following and loves the city, a city that backs him. The owner of the Cavs even said it himself, he is working on bringing another big name to help out LBJ. And there is no way he is going to want to play with some immature punk like Beasley - who was STUPID enough to get caught with drugs in a hotel room! Come on. Wake up, and face the facts buddy - Wade will not win a championship in Miami, LBJ will NEVER come to Miami, and Riley will NEVER go to Cleveland.
Olga Fugusev wrote:
<quoted text> Here is some reality pal. The crime rate in Cleveland isn't anything to write home about. And face it, the 20 below wind chill temps and snow up the arse during the pinnacle of basketball season would probably be a big turn-off the really big NBA stars. LeBron might like the balmy weather, hot women and nightlife of South Beach. Many pro athletes seek employment in Miami for these very reasons. The problem then becomes keeping their mind on the sport and out of trouble.
Bobby Logston

United States

#42 Jun 11, 2009
That'll be Phil Jackson's gig once the Lakers go on the decline.

I'd like to see that Phil Jackson would do with a team like the Clippers.

Jordan, Pippen, Shaq, and Kobe are the ones who put "genius" Phil Jackson in the Hall of Fame.
Stuckey

Oceanside, CA

#43 Jun 15, 2009
Riley is done as a coach.
Stuckey

Oceanside, CA

#44 Jun 15, 2009
Lebron and Wade on the same NBA team? Doesn't make any sense.
Would Wade be willing to take a back seat?
I can't see Wade putting his oversized ego aside and accept sharing the spotlight with a better player.
They wouldn't last a season together. Lebron has to be a leader of a team to be considered truly great. I think he stays in Cleveland, they are committed to spending money, just as much as the Knicks, however, Cleveland has a better front office.
Does Lebron really have to worry about getting tail? Can't he just ship in chicks from around the world?

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