Miami Heat and Pat Riley: One More Time

As I expected, Miami Heat coach Pat Riley will be back for more. This is a competitive 61 year old man. He found few reasons to drop the chance of getting his 2nd back to back titles. He won back to back in LA in the eighties. With still enough gas from the Diesel Shaq Fu and Wade surging, all roads point to another shot at the title.

Plus, all major players in his rotation will be returning. Only Gary Payton is still unsigned. Yes, the artist formerly known as the Glove. The fella who delivered 2 key baskets in 2 separate games that killed the Dallas Mavericks title dream.

The major players in the East are Detroit Pistons and the Ben Wallace powered-up Chicago Bulls. Adding, the Cavaliers making some noise and Indiana Pacers retooled with the re-acquisition of Harrington. Battle tested and battle scarred that Riley is, I do not think these teams will make him pee in fright.

Riley knows he's got nothing to loose even by losing this time. This coming season's effort is just an icing on the cake. The hell with quitting on top. Even if he sucks this year (which is a remote possibility), he already proved he can win again.

"After winning the championship, I realized there's always something meaningful that happens in your life that becomes the primary point of your destiny," Riley said in a statement. "Winning the championship showed me that I am definitely in the right place, at the right time, with the right people. I can't wait to get started."


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