NBA: F**k Riley Coyote

July 25th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
Written by Joe Spencer of

Erik Spoelstra has to be pretty nervous these days. The back-stabbing, self-centered, politically ambitious coach is breathing down his neck, waiting for the right opportunity to swoop in and take over. In truth, Spo would probably be fired already if it weren't for the support of Dwyane Wade.

Think I'm being too critical of Riles? The guy's won 5 rings. He's one of the best basketball strategists of all time, and he just pulled off the NBA's biggest free agent heist in recent memory, landing LeBron James and Chris Bosh in South Beach.

Still a total dick. Here's why:

-Paul Westhead gave Riley his first job as an assistant coach in 1979. Riley had previously been in the Lakers broadcast booth. But when Laker players mutinied to get Westhead fired in 1981, did Riles back his coach/benefactor? Nope. Instead, he waited quietly in the wings. And when Jerry West declined Buss' offer to take over for the deposed Westhead, the job fell in Riley's lap.

-Riley was inspired by Michael Douglas' ultra-douchey performance as conniving Gordon Gecko in Wall Street and mimicke ...

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