Riley steps down as Heat coach, will be replaced by assistant Spoelstra
MIAMI -- On the night of his last game as an NBA head coach, Pat Riley heard the final buzzer, looked straight ahead and briskly walked away.
Deep down, he knew it was over.
"I didn't have to look back," Riley said. "I know that's behind me."
And now, after spending several days plotting the Miami Heat's next course, Riley's past becomes Erik Spoelstra's future.
The Hall of Fame coach resigned Monday, although he'll remain team president. His first act as Miami's former ...
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Riley Steps Down As Coach
Pat Riley resigned as the Miami Heat's head coach Monday after a 15-67 season. Riley will stay on as team president and will be replaced by longtime assistant Erik Spoelstra. Story
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