Report: Riley to return after All-Star break

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  1. Babe_Ruth

    Babe_Ruth Sultan of Swat Staff Member V.I.P.

    MIAMI (Ticker) -- The Miami Heat are expected to have their
    coach back for the stretch run of the season, according to a
    report on a newspaper's web site.

    The Sun-Sentinel of Fort Lauderdale, citing sources, reported on
    Monday that Riley is expected to resume his duties as coach of
    the defending NBA champions after the All-Star break.

    According to the report, interim coach Ron Rothstein will direct
    Tuesday night's home game against the Portland Trail Blazer.
    Riley then will announce his return in a news conference on
    Wednesday and will resume his coaching duties next Monday.

    Riley, who also serves as team president, announced on January 3
    that he was taking an indefinite leave of absence to undergo
    knee surgery and hip replacement.

    Miami was 13-17 under Riley and has gone 12-9 with Rothstein as

    Rothstein told the Sun-Sentinel that Riley has been involved in
    the direction of the club since his departure but declined to
    speculate on when Riley will return.

    The Heat (25-26) have been a disappointment, largely because of
    injuries to superstars Shaquille O'Neal and Dwyane Wade. They
    are eighth in the Eastern Conference, one-half game ahead of New
    Jersey for the final playoff spot.

  2. bballinyao06

    bballinyao06 Guest

    I think that once Rilery returns, the Heat will win more games. I'm not saying that Rothstein is a bad coach because he's just the opposite but a big part of the Heat is in Coach Riley. He is their motivator and their main play caller. With Shaq and Wade together again and Riley returning, the Heat should return to their winning ways.
  3. Fresh

    Fresh Aw, Here It Goes!

    This is what we need are HOF coach back in control of the team we are finnaly gelling together and playing like a great team. With Pat back on the bench I believe the Heat will really get going.

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