Ten fun facts about Pat Riley
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Currently, he is team president of the Miami Heat.
Riley was a versatile athlete in college, participating in both basketball and football.
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 was also a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity.Fact 5
He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times (1989–90, 1992–93 and 1996–97, as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Heat, respectively).Fact 6
He was head coach of an NBA All-Star Game team nine times: eight times with the Western Conference team (1982, 1983, 1985–1990, all as head coach of the Lakers) and once with the Eastern team (1993, as head coach of the Knicks).Fact 7
In 1996 he was named one of the 10 Greatest Coaches in the NBA history. As a player, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers' championship team in 1972.Fact 8
He is the first and only North American sports figure to win a championship as a player, coach (both assistant and head), and executive.Fact 9
He received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBA Coaches Association on June 20, 2012.Fact 10
His father, Leon Riley, played twenty-two seasons of minor league baseball as an outfielder and first baseman, and appeared in four games for the 1944 Philadelphia Phillies. Click here for more people facts ❯
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