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  1. Thursday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Pat Riley on LeBron James. Good thing somebody told Kevin Durant to stop playing center. The Blazers are reportedly down to two coaching candidates, Terry Stotts and Kaleb Canales. Canales could not have been more of a good soldier to this organi...

    Blog | August 02, 2012
  2. The laissez-faire brilliance of Pat Riley

    Henry Abbott

    TrueHoop reader Al e-mails: One angle that has not received enough attention is Pat Riley's chosen course of action during the Heat's hellish November. At the time, many were criticizing him for not coming out and throwing his weight behind Erik ...

    Blog | January 06, 2011
  3. Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson respects Pat Riley

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Baldison/NBAE/Getty Images In her new book, Jeanie Buss says Riley was intrigued by the Laker head coaching job in 2004. Phil Jackson, you may have have already seen, has been sounding the alarm that Pat Riley may well be on his way to retur...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  4. Jeanie Buss: Phil Jackson respects Pat Riley

    Henry Abbott

    Victor Baldison/NBAE/Getty Images In her new book, Jeanie Buss says Riley was intrigued by the Laker head coaching job in 2004. Phil Jackson, you may have have already seen, has been sounding the alarm that Pat Riley may well be on his way to retur...

    Blog | November 24, 2010
  5. The Heat's old, slow bench

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh. Pat Riley and his staff get an A+ for how they handled the offseason. They got the big things so right that it almost didn't matter how they handled the little things. However ... Let's be clear. Not all t...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  6. The Heat's old, slow bench

    Henry Abbott

    LeBron James. Dwyane Wade. Chris Bosh. Pat Riley and his staff get an A+ for how they handled the offseason. They got the big things so right that it almost didn't matter how they handled the little things. However ... Let's be clear. Not all t...

    Blog | September 28, 2010
  7. Pat Riley on LeBron James taking the easy way out

    Henry Abbott

    Heat executive Pat Riley was on Miami's 790 radio with Dan Le Batard, and was asked about the idea that LeBron James has compromised his reputation by signing in Miami with other superstars. Sports Radio Interviews transcribed much of the interview, ...

    Blog | September 13, 2010
  8. First Cup: Friday

    Henry Abbott

    Branson Wright of The Plain Dealer: "Pat Riley leads a group that includes Managing General Partner Micky Arison and Andy Elisburg, senior vice president/assistant general manager of basketball operations. They gathered Thursday evening near the far ...

    Blog | July 02, 2010
  9. Van Gundy chimes in on possibility of Riley coaching again

    Henry Abbott

    By Chris Sheridan ORLANDO - If there's one man out there who can empathize with Erik Spoelstra regarding the limbo-like situation he now finds himself in, it is the man who was forced to step aside the last time Pat Riley decided to return to head...

    Blog | May 04, 2010
  10. Phil Jackson makes Pat Riley Irrelevant

    Henry Abbott

    By J.A. Adande The true reflection of Phil Jackson's stature in the NBA coaching hierarchy isn't that he surpassed Pat Riley for most victories as coach of the Lakers. It's that he no longer needs to be measured against Riley, the man who provided...

    Blog | February 04, 2010
  11. The TrueHoop Network Shootaround

    Henry Abbott

    Leon Powe's outsized heart moves to Cleveland. Kurt Rambis brings his pedigree and eyewear to the Twin Cities. And Mike Miller stretches the boundaries of social media. John Krolik of Cavs the Blog: "Leon Powe is about as good as an unders...

    Blog | August 11, 2009
  12. John Feinstein on Pat Riley and Michael Jordan

    Henry Abbott

    Author John Feinstein has a blog called Feinstein on the Brink. In a recent post, he expresses generally negative views about Pat Riley. He doesn't really explain why he thinks so ill of Riley, but he does tell the story of the first time he met ...

    Blog | July 29, 2009
  13. Tuesday Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Posted by Kevin Arnovitz Jeff Teague is now officially an Atlanta Hawk, as Sekou Smith writes in the AJC. The article touches on why a team like the Hawks might be at a disadvantage having not fielded a Summer League team. Michael Schwartz of Va...

    Blog | July 21, 2009
  14. Pat Riley and Phil Jackson on Stan Van Gundy

    Henry Abbott

    Allen Barra in the Wall Street Journal quotes Pat Riley saying, essentially, that Stan Van Gundy is more responsible for the Magic's success than Dwight Howard: "He's one of these coaches," says Mr. Jackson, his Lakers counterpart,...

    Blog | June 09, 2009
  15. First Cup: Thursday

    Henry Abbott

    Dave Hyde of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel: "When Pat Riley said signing Dwyane Wade was the top priority this offseason -- 'Absolutely,' the Heat president said Wednesday -- that's all I needed to hear about Michael Beasley's f...

    Blog | May 07, 2009
  16. Hall of Fame Bullets

    Henry Abbott

    Hakeem Olajuwon Fran Blinebury of the Houston Chronicle on Olajuwon's first days at the University of Houston, when he was still new to basketball: "Michael Young was a high-flying member of those Phi Slama Jama teams and marvels at how far Olajuwon ...

    Blog | September 05, 2008