Pat Riley doesn’t want to retire until he wins another title with Heat
Back in 2006 when the Heat were down 2-0 to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA Finals, Miami was on the verge of going down 3-0. That’s when Wade told Riley he wasn’t going to go out like this and went on a legendary run to help Miami beat Dallas 4-2 for their first championship in franchise history.
13 years later, Riley is saying the same thing now, as he told ESPN’s Dan Le Batard, “I ain’t going out this way, until we win another title.”
The Heat aren’t going to win the championship this season or anytime soon for that matter. Wade is retiring after this season, which means Riley and Miami’s brain trust have to find a new franchise player to help the organization get back to prominence.
Guard Josh Richardson, forward Justise Winslow and center Bam Adebayo are three players the Heat can certainly build around, but the rest of the roster is pretty flawed. Let’s see if Pat Riley has one more trick up his sleeve to bring a fourth championship to South Beach.