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Aside from Pau Gasol, Julio Iglesias is the only other Spanish NBA champion, although he downplays that fact. "I do not deserve the rings. I'm glad, but I do not deserve them. Success is a thing of the players, the coaching staff... All the staff of the Heat, which is fantastic. Also Pat Riley, who does a wonderful job for us to get to win the NBA," he says. Marca.com

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The Miami Heat and team president Pat Riley are ducking a process server who works for star guard Dwyane Wade‘s ex-wife, according to a court filing in Miami-Dade County. Riley has been named as a witness in an upcoming trial in Wade’s native Chicago that’s designed to determine how the Wades’ marital assets will be split! Since Riley is ultimately Wade’s boss, ex-wife Siohvaughn Funces wants to have Riley grilled about Wade’s contract with the Heat. gossipextra.com

Funches’ attorney, Lisa Macci, asked Circuit Court Judge Antonio Marin to force Riley to testify. “Florida law says that an employer needs to make an employee available for service,” Macci said. “I guess the Miami Heat and Pat Riley are above the law.” Process server Chris Yeoman, owner of Gotcha Legal Services, called the Heat “unprofessional.” His servers have tried to hand Riley his subpoena at the American Airlines Arena — to no avail. “When you serve one of the Miami Dolphins players, the head of security always makes sure you are allowed to do your job,” Yeoman said. “The Heat are a bunch of nasty people. It’s obvious they want nothing to do with this case.” gossipextra.com

May 24, 2013 Updates

He's the prototypical energy-and-effort guy off the bench, which is what Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was convinced his team needed. So he pestered Heat president Pat Riley for years about trying to bring Andersen — who worked out for the club as a non-drafted, non-tattooed free agent a decade or so ago — into the mix. "He's one of a kind," Heat forward Shane Battier said. "I've never had a teammate like him. But he's a great teammate." FOXnews.com

May 10, 2013 Updates

With the Miami Heat’s quest to repeat as NBA Champions ongoing, team president Pat Riley is taking a moment to handle some personal business off the court: he’s looking for someone to rent his Malibu beach house. The leasing of his Malibu estate has become an annual even for Riley, who looked to bank $35,000-a-month on the oceanfront spread last summer. This time around, Riley is offering up his prized West Coast rental at the bargain rate of just $18,500-a-month*. Realtor

Riley, who piloted the ‘Showtime’ Lakers to multiple NBA Championships in the 80’s, originally purchased the prized beach home in 1989 for $1.6 million. Found tucked away off of Broad Beach road, the beachfront abode offers three bedrooms, two baths and a bonus office. Walls of glass in the kitchen and living room give way to expansive Ocean views, while a patio deck presents the perfect place to take in an iconic California sunset. Realtor

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The lingering questions about the Heat's future have been focused far beyond this season. In particular, whether Riley can keep this team together when the luxury tax penalties become much stiffer starting in 2013-14. "It's doable in this tax economy, but I'll leave that up to (Heat owner) Micky (Arison)," Riley said with a laugh. "That will all be tackled after the season, but it is doable." ESPN.com

April 12, 2013 Updates

Has Pat Riley contacted you lately? Were you surprised at his statement? Danny Ainge: “Well, I don’t want to get much into that. It’s old news — boring. Nobody cares.” Were you surprised he responded at all? Danny Ainge: “Yeah, I think so. Just because I don’t think that … we live in a world in the media where sound bytes are used. I think that … you can blow things out of proportion. But yeah. I was a little surprised. But I don’t really care.” WEEI.com

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For Pat Riley, it's sort of a role reversal. He recently received a text message from Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra at 3 a.m. It read: "I'm jealous." The fact Riley was comfortably sleeping at home while Spoelstra was probably on a flight home or breaking down film was another reminder why he left coaching. He can now sit back and enjoy the team he has built. "It's a reversal of what used to happen," said Riley, now the team president. "(Spoelstra) gets up at 5 a.m., now and goes to Dunkin Donuts and I don't. I get up at 11 o'clock and walk into the office with (general manager) Andy (Elisburg) and (CEO) Nick (Arison) and we sit down and we talk about nothing. We're just going to watch this team win." South Florida Sun-Sentinel

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