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Riley to stay three more years with Heat

Aug. 13, 2007 at 6:44 PM   |   Comments

MIAMI, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- Miami Heat Coach Pat Riley said Monday he will remain with the NBA team for three more years.

"I have decided that I'm going to coach the term of my contract," Riley said. "That's why it's taken so long for me to make this decision. I don't want to be a 'one and done' guy every year. In conversations that I've had with Micky Arison, I have three years left on my contract and I will try to coach those out unless someone else makes a decision on me."

Riley missed 22 games this past season because hip and knee injuries that needed surgery. He returned and helped the Heat win the NBA's Southeast Division with a 44-38 record and a playoff appearance. They lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Chicago Bulls.

The previous season, Riley directed Miami to the NBA title -- his fifth. Riley has a 439-328 record as head coach of the Heat and a career record of 1,195-627 in 23 seasons that also included coaching the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks.

Topics: Pat Riley
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