Pat Riley’s 50th anniversary in the NBA has arrived

FILE – In this June 9, 1982, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers head coach Pat Riley, center right, is swamped by fans and players as he and Lakers Mike Cooper leave the court after defeating Philadelphia 76ers 114-104 to win the NBA championship. Riley, the current Miami Heat president, has stockpiled nine championship rings, became a best-selling author and motivational speaker, transformed the fashion sense of NBA coaches and left an indelible mark on franchises in Los Angeles, New York and Miami. And he’s not done. (AP Photo/Lennox McLendon, File)


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