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The current President of the Miami HEAT, Pat Riley is a six-time National Basketball Association World Champion, as well as the only head coach in NBA history to capture “Coach of the Year” honors with three different teams: the Los Angeles Lakers, the New York Knicks, and the Miami HEAT.
Pat Riley is not only one of professional basketball’s winningest coaches, but his presentations before hundreds of corporations have earned him the title of “America’s Greatest Motivational Speaker.” He has also been rated by Success Magazine as “The best in his field.” In addition to being one of the most sought-after motivational speakers in the country, Pat Riley has authored two books, Show Time and The Winner Within.
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Pat Riley has widely been regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time; being the head coach of five championship teams, an assistant coach to another, and playing for one, bringing his total to seven championships overall. Pat Riley’s last NBA Championship was with the 2006 Miami HEAT.
Prior to his success in Miami, Pat Riley brought the 1993-94 New York Knicks to the franchise’s first NBA Finals in more than two decades. During the 1994-95 regular season, he led New York to their second Atlantic Division Crown. Coach Riley was named NBA “Coach of the Year” under the Knicks during the 1992-93 season. Pat Riley has coached in nine out of 15 All-Star Games – once as the East Coast coach with the Knicks, and eight times as the West Coast coach with the Lakers.
Pat Riley was named “Coach of the Eighties” when he led the Los Angeles Lakers to four world championships. During nine seasons as head coach of the Laker dynasty from 1981 through 1990, Pat Riley achieved the most wins in the history of the NBA with a remarkable 533-194 record. The Lakers finished atop the Pacific Division in each of those nine campaigns, never posting less than 50 victories, and five times reaching 60 or more wins. Coach Riley piloted the Lakers to NBA titles in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988. These four championships as a head coach rank third in NBA annals, only to Red Auerbach’s nine and John Kundia’s five. Pat Riley was named NBA “Coach of the Year” under the Lakers during the 1989-90 season.
Pat Riley and his wife, Chris, are involved with numerous charity and community service projects which include D.A.R.E., Elizabeth Glaser’s Pediatric A.I.D.S. Foundation and the Boys and Girls Clubs of America.