Heat Scout Tim Hardaway Eyeing Miami GM Role After Pat Riley Retires

July 30th, 2013 by Dan Favale Leave a reply »

Watch your back, Pat Riley, Tim Hardaway is coming for your job.

Well, not exactly. He's willing to wait until you're done, but he still wants it. That's the point.

Asked by Fox Sports Florida's Chris Tomasson if his goal was to one day become the Miami Heat's general manager, Hardaway wasn't bashful about sharing his intentions:

Yes, sir. That's my goal. That's why I'm here every day. ... Everything is realistic. You just got to believe and make connections.


I always figured myself as a GM because I always put teams together when I was little. I'd put teams together to go out and win eight to 10 games in a row. I was putting my team together, understanding what it takes to go out and win ballgames.

Riley currently serves as both the Heat's team president and GM. Any promotion Hardaway potentially receives would have to come after he stepped down, because let's face it, he's not getting fired. Not after the job he's done.

Which brings us to a rather unsettling question the Miami faithful have had to consider by now: What happens after Riley is good and gone?
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