Miami Heat Front Office
Over what is nearly three decades with the Heat, Pat Riley has turned his overbearing vision for basketball into a company-wide edict, rich with cultish lore and numerous back-texts.
When Jimmy Butler heaved that doomed, cannoning jumper he saw six or seven games into the future, kissing the trophy and cussing out doubters imagined and real. He lives in that dream perpetually, but it never felt closer at hand.
The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22.