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Pat Riley

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No matter the odds, "getting the job done" has never been a problem for a person who has seen winning from all angles. Beginning his tenth season with Miami and his second since stepping down as Head Coach, HEAT President Pat Riley once again has the team positioned as one of the top teams in the NBA. Never one to shy away from a challenge, Riley has made bold, calculated moves which are now paying huge dividends for the HEAT.

In 1995, Pat Riley was hired by the Miami HEAT as the team's president and Head Coach. Upon his arrival, Riley turned the fortunes of the franchise around. Through his tireless work ethic he transformed the Miami HEAT into one of the premier franchises in all of professional sports. During his eight years guiding the HEAT, Riley led Miami to 354 victories, four division titles, six playoff appearances and 18 postseason victories. Prior to his arrival the franchise had one winning season, two playoff appearances and two postseason wins in its first seven years.

In October of 2003, Riley stepped down from the Head Coach position to focus more on his role as the team President. In another crucial decision for the future of the organization, Riley named his former Assistant Head Coach, Stan Van Gundy to be his successor.

Always recognized as one of the league's best coaches, Riley continues to make his mark in the front office as well. During his tenure leading the HEAT, he has brought stability to the organization while still managing to pull off some of the biggest blockbuster trades in the NBA. Those trades have netted the HEAT All-Stars Shaquille O'Neal, Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway and Eddie Jones. It's moves like these that have bolstered Riley's reputation as being a shrewd judge of talent, helping the HEAT maintain a standard of excellence unparalleled within the NBA.

Riley's resume is filled with many milestones during his 9-year career as a pro basketball player and his 21-year career as a coach. In 1996-97 as the NBA celebrated its 50th Anniversary, Riley received one of the highest honors bestowed upon an NBA coach when he was named one of the Top 10 Coaches of All-Time by a panel of media who regularly cover the league. Simply put, Riley is a winner.

Pat Riley has been involved with numerous charity and community service projects throughout his coaching career. He and his wife, Chris, founded The Miami HEAT Family Outreach in 1997 whose beneficiaries include Jackson Memorial Foundation's Guardian Angels, the Holtz Center for seriously ill children, and SafeSpace. They are also involved in the Pediatric AIDS Foundation's Kids for Kids organization, which they started in 1992 in New York, and the YMCA in Los Angeles, New York, and Miami. For over 30 years the Riley's have been actively involved with Boys and Girls Clubs of America. As a result of his efforts, Riley has received many prestigious awards, including the Miami Project Sports Legend Award in 1992, Boys and Girls Clubs Miami Person of the Year Award in 1998, and was honored by the YMCA Miami in 1998.

Riley is not only one of professional basketball's winningest coaches, but his speeches before hundreds of corporations have earned him the title of "America's Greatest Motivational Speaker." He has been rated by Success Magazine as "The best in his field." Riley has also completed an award winning 30-minute motivational video entitled "Teamwork" in which he applies his winning philosophies to business and life in general. In addition to being one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country, Riley has authored two books, Show Time and The Winner Within which have appeared on the New York Times best sellers list.

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