Pat Riley Is at It Again: Transforming the Miami Heat into a Dynasty

May 17th, 2010 by James Wong Leave a reply »
Pat Riley has been in Miami for around 15 years. Prior to coming to Miami, he coached some of the all-time greats. Do the names Magic Johnson and Patrick Ewing sound familiar? He's won five NBA Championships as a head coach, one as an assistant coach, and one as a player (on the LA Lakers squad of '72). 

So when Pat Riley says he is going to build a dynasty in Miami...I believe him.

After all, I would say he knows what it takes to win. 

He's tried it twice before. First when he arrived at Miami in 1996, and then again in Dwyane Wade's sophomore season in 2004.

The first attempt featured bringing in the dynamic duo of Mourning and Tim Hardaway, who headlined a championship contending team but were thwarted by a man called Mike and his team from Chicago. The second attempt was more successful, as the Heat's second great duo of Wade and Shaquille O'Neal captured the city's first NBA title in 2006. 

Judging by the past, I would say Pat Riley is pretty good at constructing teams to win championships. In Miami alone he was the architect who assembled two teams over the span of a decade who legitimately had the abili ...

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