HoopsHype Pat Riley rumors
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed guard Dwyane Wade. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Dwyane has been the franchise cornerstone for this team since the day he arrived 11 years ago,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He has shown his commitment to the HEAT many times over the course of his career and has always been willing to sacrifice in order to help build this team into a champion. This time is no different. I am ecstatic to have him back in the fold and I am confident that Dwyane, as always, will be leading this team as we look to contend for NBA Championships.” NBA.com
Brian Windhorst: Correction: LeBron spoke to Pat Riley and Micky Arison on the phone before essay posted. They were informed first. Twitter @WindhorstESPN
James met with Miami Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday in Las Vegas to deliver the news, and Riley did his best to try to get James to reconsider, comparing the stability of the Heat organization to the relative instability of the Cavs, who have a meddling owner and have changed general managers and coaches several times in the past few years, according to a source who spoke on condition of anonymity. SheridanHoops
Adrian Wojnarowski: LeBron James and agent meeting w/ Heat will include Pat Riley and assistant GM Andy Ellsburg, the salary cap expert, source tells Yahoo. Twitter @WojYahooNBA
Tommy Beer: Stephen A Smith, on ESPN radio, says Lebron’s camp has told him: “We have not made a choice yet, no matter what anybody else says... We have an open mind going into tonight’s meeting with Riley” Twitter @TommyBeer
Chis Broussard: In addition to Pat Riley, it is believed Miami's Erik Spoelstra, Mickey Arison and Dwyane Wade will attend today's meeting with LeBron James Twitter
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