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No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

Posted on: March 10, 2011 10:56 am
Edited on: March 10, 2011 11:52 am
 
Pat Riley denies for the 100,000,000th time that he's considering taking over as head coach of the Heat for Erik Spoesltra. 
Posted by Matt Moore

This story won't die. The Heat could win seven championships in a row and the first losing streak they went through, everyone would run to Pat Riley and start bugging him about when he was going to take over coaching the Heat. Riley made this bed when he axed Stan Van Gundy, a great coach in his own right to take over the 2006 championship club. There's no getting past that with the media. We live for patterns and recurring stories. It's just the way the beast operates. But for his part, while the Heat are falling apart/melting/losing a number of regular season games against good teams in a row, Riley is being painfully clear that he has no intent of Brutus-ing Erik Spoelstra.

From the New Jersey Star-Ledger: 

Star-Ledger: Did you look online this morning? There was yet another headline about Erik Spoelstra’s job security. 
Riley: “Write it off. Write it off. It’s the media being neurotic. It’s their need to make a story, create a story, and make that story come true. And that ain’t going to happen. Write it off. We’re just in a tough time right now, we’ll get through it.”
via Big East Tournament: Miami Heat GM Pat Riley tries to avoid talking about team's issues | NJ.com.

Riley went on to say that the Heat need a legit big man but they wouldn't get it this year, which makes everyone stare awkwardly at Joel Anthony. At least Erick Dampier and Zydrunas Ilgauskas have the excuse of being oldser than dirt. 

Riley's not taking over this team. He's moved past the point of wanting to coach. And if it becomes dire enough for him to have to take the reins, he's not doing it with less than 20 games left in the season. It's too much upheaval, too much for him to try and get caught up on, too much for him to have to ramp up to in too short of time. The Heat are what they are, for better or worse. The sooner we can all accept that, the sooner we can move on to saying Larry Brown should be brought in to coach the Heat. Wait, what?


Category: NBA
Comments

Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 11:48 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

You hate LaQueen, but you WOULD LOVE to have him on your team



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2011 8:16 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

NICE.



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 5:28 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

They are all queens anyway. Although weeping queens so I am not sure the big girls of wnba accept the Heat.



Since: Sep 29, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:51 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

Just so you know SoxCelts, he PUT THIS TEAM TOGETHER!. GM's sign the players not the coach...



Since: Feb 10, 2007
Posted on: March 10, 2011 3:42 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

Pat Riley is smart enough to not want any part of coaching this DEBACLE of a team of A-ME-gos lead by Queen Lebronda! Embarassed



Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 2:40 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

Yes, it was the media that fired Stan Van Gundy, cowardly stole a ring to add to their resumes, and fled back upstairs as soon as things fell apart. How could they ever possibly question whether or not Riley the Glory Hound would swoop in to pirate another ring? And how dare they overreact to a team that held a rally before playing a game, thus begging for overreactions going forward? Let me ask you this: when moron NBA "experts" were predicting multiple titles and records for the Heat, did Riley come out and dismiss those predictions as overreactions? of course not. You made the bed, now lie in it. Sleep tight.



Since: Nov 25, 2009
Posted on: March 10, 2011 2:11 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

Pat Riley denies for the 100,000,000th time that he's considering taking over as head coach of the



...until next season.




Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:29 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

LECHE-funniest comment I've read in a long time. gg dude



Since: Dec 2, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2011 1:21 pm
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

please stop with the heat. put them in the wnba so they can win.



Since: Jun 22, 2008
Posted on: March 10, 2011 11:52 am
 

No, seriously, Pat Riley isn't coaching the Heat

This story won't die.
I wonder if that has anything to do with bloggers on major sports websites continuing to write about it.

You people complain about the Heat, Brett Favre, etc. always being in the news but you, as a member of the media, continue to write about it.  How devoid of basic thinking skills do you have to be not to realize that you are making it worse by writing stories about it?

Or do know what you're doing and are making an embarrassingly futile attempt to convince us that you're reluctantly posting this only because it's big news?


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