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UPI Almanac for Thursday, March 20, 2014.
By United Press International
Greg Oden signs with Miami Heat

Greg Oden signs with Miami Heat

MIAMI, Aug. 7 (UPI) -- Greg Oden, a former overall No. 1 NBA draft pick whose career has been marked by injury, officially signed with the Miami Heat, the team said Wednesday.
Miami Heat waive Mike Miller

Miami Heat waive Mike Miller

MIAMI, July 16 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat Tuesday used the amnesty clause to waive small forward Mike Miller, who played on Miami's back-to-back NBA champion teams.

NBA: Minnesota 107, Detroit 101

MINNEAPOLIS, April 6 (UPI) -- Luke Ridnour led a clutch effort from the foul line Saturday that gave Minnesota a 107-101 win over Detroit -- the 1,000th in the career of Coach Rick Adelman.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 20, 2013.
By United Press International

Romney wins Tennessee's 11 electoral votes

NASHVILLE, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney won Tennessee's 11 electoral votes Tuesday, but President Barack Obama won a second term, results showed.
Larry Bird named NBA exec of the year

Larry Bird named NBA exec of the year

NEW YORK, May 16 (UPI) -- The NBA announced Wednesday that Larry Bird, president of basketball operations for the Indiana Pacers, had been named the league's executive of the year.
Illinois confirms Groce as new coach

Illinois confirms Groce as new coach

URBANA, Ill., March 29 (UPI) -- John Groce was named Thursday as the new head coach for the University of Illinois men's basketball team, the university announced at an Urbana news conference.
Veteran center Turiaf signs with Heat

Veteran center Turiaf signs with Heat

MIAMI, March 21 (UPI) -- Seven-year veteran center Ronny Turiaf has signed a contract with the Miami Heat, team President Pat Riley said Wednesday.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Tuesday, March 20, 2012.
By United Press International
Forman, Riley share NBA executive award

Forman, Riley share NBA executive award

NEW YORK, May 10 (UPI) -- Chicago Bulls General Manager Gar Forman and Miami Heat President Pat Riley were selected co-winners of the 2011 NBA Executive of the Year Award.

NBA: Utah 112, Minnesota 107

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Deron Williams scored 25 points Wednesday to lead a big Utah comeback that brought the Jazz a 112-107 decision over Minnesota.
Report: Cavs probe possible LeBron tamper

Report: Cavs probe possible LeBron tamper

CLEVELAND, Dec. 1 (UPI) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers suspect the Miami Heat broke NBA anti-tampering rules while wooing free agent forward LeBron James, Yahoo! Sports reported Wednesday.
Reports: Heat pass on center Dampier

Reports: Heat pass on center Dampier

MIAMI, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The Miami Heat have decided against offering a contract to free agent center Erick Dampier, multiple reports indicated Friday.
Bosh, Wade say they're heading for Miami

Bosh, Wade say they're heading for Miami

MIAMI, July 7 (UPI) -- Guard Dwyane Wade and forward Chris Bosh told ESPN Wednesday they are intent on playing together in Miami next season.
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Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley hides during game action while the Heat flounder against the New York Knicks January 29 at Madison Square Garden. Riley coached the Knicks, who triumphed over Miami 94-85, until this season.
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Patrick (Pat) James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is a former American professional basketball player and then head coach in the NBA. Currently, he is team president of the Miami Heat. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams and an assistant coach to another. He most recently won the 2006 NBA Championship with the Miami Heat. Prior to his tenure in Miami, he served as head coach for the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Knicks. He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times (1989–90, 1992–93 and 1996–97, as head coach of the Lakers, Knicks and Heat, respectively). He was head coach of the NBA All-Star Game teams nine times: eight of the Western team (1982, 1983, 1985–1990, all as head coach of the Lakers) and once of the Eastern team (1993, as head coach of the Knicks). In 1996 he was named one of 10 Greatest Coaches in the NBA history. As a player he played for the Los Angeles Lakers' championship team in 1972, bringing his personal total to seven NBA titles.

Riley was born in Rome, New York, and raised in Schenectady. His father, Leon Riley, played twenty-two seasons of minor league baseball as an outfielder and first baseman, and appeared in 4 games for the 1944 Philadelphia Phillies.

Riley played for Linton High School in Schenectady, New York under head coach Walt Przybylo and his assistants Bill Rapavy and Ed Catino. Linton High School's 74–68 victory over New York City's Power Memorial on December 29, 1961, is remembered mostly for its two stars: Power Memorial's Lew Alcindor (who later changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar); and his future coach with the Los Angeles Lakers, Linton's Riley. In 1991, Riley called it, "One of the greatest games in the history of Schenectady basketball."

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