Riley Uninterested In Ever Coaching Again
Pat Riley said during a news conference on Tuesday that he has no desire to be an NBA head coach again.
"If I ever decided to do that again I know I would say no because I'd have to face [the media] after every game," Riley said. "I will not be jumping out of my skin trying to get back on the floor. It's a different time.
"I was the most blessed coach of all of them. I was. I had the greatest players with the Lakers. In New York, great players in Patrick Ewing and John Starks and Charles Oakley. Came down here with Alonzo Mourning, Tim Hardaway, Caron Butler, Dwyane Wade, Shaquille O'Neal. I've been truly blessed so I don't need to push myself to go back."
Riley called Erik Spoelstra "the right man" to coach Miami.
"We collaborate," Riley said. "And I feel very privileged at times [when] he will ask me, 'Well what do you think?' And I'll give him my opinion."