HoopsHype Pat Riley rumors

January 5, 2014 Updates

Riley: Lastly is the reliability factor. They know we’re going to be there if something happens. It’s a real tragedy when you lose an asset, a product that all of a sudden you can’t sell to your customer anymore. What happened to Kobe was a freak injury. It does hurt the organization. But he also knows that the organization has his best interests … I mean he’s a week away from signing a $57 million contract that’s fully guaranteed, whether he’s playing or not. He has 18 years invested in the Los Angeles Lakers. The team is going to take care of him. IndexUniverse.com

October 6, 2013 Updates

At 5-foot-8, Floyd Mayweather Jr. physically looks up to everyone on the Miami Heat roster. Figuratively, the roles were reversed Sunday. Mayweather was a surprise guest at Heat practice Sunday morning, sitting courtside with team president Pat Riley, managing general partner Micky Arison and other members of the franchise's brain trust. It's rare for any outsider to get invited into Heat practice, though Mayweather's resume — unbeaten in 45 fights and generally considered the best fighter of his era — certainly earned him the ultra-VIP access. "We're trying to defend two titles. He's been defending for a long time," Heat star LeBron James said. "He definitely knows where we're coming from. It's exciting at the end of the day to have someone, one of the greatest of all-time, to be in the presence. It's something you can talk about years from now. ... We're honored and blessed to have him in the building." Oklahoman

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Q. You played 1,024 consecutive games. There is a legend about that streak: that one of your secrets to stay healthy was sexual abstinence. AC Green: Not true. It's one great misunderstanding. It never gave me strength. It helped me to stay focused. You're probably more distracted if you have sex every night or you're more tired. But it was just part of the legend. Marca.com

Q. You only missed three games in your career and it was because of Pat Riley. Green: It was coach's decision [laughs]. Really it was him who called me and apologized. "Sorry, I don't know what I was thinking. Please forgive me," he said. When we were together in Miami he told me: "Here we are. It's your sixteenth year in the NBA and you haven't lost a game since I brought you into the League brought and you didn't play three games because of me." It was a very special moment for me because it was him who called me to apologize. Marca.com

August 25, 2013 Updates

Among the rumors swirling during free-agency was a clandestine meeting involving Dwyane Wade and Pat Riley with Lamar Odom. Not only didn't it happen, but Wade said he removed himself from the team's free-agent recruitment this offseason. "I left that all to them," Wade said, aware of the luxury-tax limitations of the Heat's efforts. "I got away, understanding that we have little that we can do. And Pat Riley is the best at what he does, so he's fine. We all understand the nature of the beast, what we're dealing with." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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Besides Camby, the Heat also continues to explore signing 7-0 center Greg Oden, who hasn't played since 2009 because of knee issues. Oden's agent said the Heat will see Oden a second time, possibly this week in Ohio or Indiana, and watch him conduct his daily workout routine, including some shooting and weight training. Oden met with Heat officials, including Pat Riley, earlier this year but he did not work out for them at that time. Miami Herald

July 16, 2013 Updates

The Miami HEAT announced today that they have waived forward Mike Miller per the NBA’s Amnesty provision. “After many discussions internally and a sincere effort to explore the trade market, we made a very difficult decision to use our Amnesty provision on Mike Miller,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “Mike had an incredible impact on the Miami HEAT; helping us to three finals appearances and winning back-to-back World Championships. This was a very difficult decision for me personally, the Arison family, Erik and the entire Miami HEAT organization. Mike was one of the best we have ever had here, and will be sorely missed. We wish Mike, his wife Jennifer and their family nothing but the best.” NBA.com

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