MIAMI -- Miami Heat coach Pat Riley has signed a contract
extension, the team announced Sunday without specifying any terms
of the deal, including whether it addressed his role as coach or
Riley did not address the extension on Sunday, when the Heat
defeated the Minnesota Timberwolves 97-70. Since taking over for
Stan Van Gundy, who resigned as coach last month, Riley is 8-3 with
He is 362-273 in parts of nine seasons with the Heat, whom he's
been with since the 1995-96 season, when he signed a 10-year
contact to be the team's coach and president. He led the Heat to
six playoff appearances and resigned as coach shortly before the
2003-04 season, turning the job over to Van Gundy.
Riley led the "Showtime" Los Angeles Lakers to four NBA
championships during the 1980s.