Ellis waived as Heat make handful of moves

MIAMI, June 30 (UPI) -- LaPhonso Ellis, an 11-year veteran, was waived Monday, one of several moves made by Miami Heat Coach and President Pat Riley.

Moami 103, Toronto 99

TORONTO, April 15 (UPI) -- Rasual Butler scored the go-ahead basket and hit two key free throws Tuesday night as the Miami Heat edged the Toronto Raptors, 103-99, and swept their season s

Washington 91; Miami 87

MIAMI, April 11 (UPI) -- Michael Jordan scored 25 points to guide the Washington Wizards to a 91-87 win over the Miami Heat.

Chicago 82, Miami 74

CHICAGO, March 26 (UPI) -- Jalen Rose scored 19 points and Jamal Crawford added 17 Wednesday night as the Chicago Bulls plodded their way to an 82-74 victory over the Miami Heat.

Minnesota 108, Miami 91

MINNEAPOLIS, March 25 (UPI) -- Kevin Garnett continued to state his case for MVP honors Tuesday night and he received some help from Wally Szczerbiak as the Minnesota Timberwolves cruised to

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Ron Artest suspended again

NEW YORK, March 20 (UPI) -- Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest was suspended for two games Thursday for exceeding the NBA's flagrant foul points limit.

New Orleans 87, Miami 83

MIAMI, March 14 (UPI) -- Jamal Mashburn snapped out of his recent funk with 21 points and P.J. Brown collected 20 and 14 rebounds Friday night as the duo dominated their former team and

Utah 83, Miami 73

MIAMI, March 10 (UPI) -- Karl Malone collected 29 points and 13 rebounds Monday night as the Utah Jazz handed the Miami Heat their 10th loss in 12 games, 83-73.

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NBA suspends Ron Artest again

NEW YORK, March 9 (UPI) -- Indiana Pacers forward Ron Artest was suspended by the NBA Sunday for the third time this season after exceeding the maximum number of flagrant foul points duri

Pacers leave Artest behind

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Combustible Indiana Pacers swingman Ron Artest was left behind instead of traveling with the team for Wednesday night's game against the Boston Celtics.

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Toronto 102, Indiana 90

TORONTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- The Toronto Raptors surprised the Indiana Pacers Friday night, 102-90, in a chippy game that saw Indiana coach Isiah Thomas and forward Al Harrington ejected fo

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Pat Riley
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.

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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