Wednesday , Jan , 09 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

Pat Riley and the Miami Heat Going Separate Ways?


After committing in the offseason to coaching the Heat through 2009-2010, Pat Riley is leaning toward stepping aside after this season. With his team struggling and in need of a significant roster overhaul, Riley said it might be in the franchise’s best interest if he focuses solely on his role as team president…Riley, 62, said he was torn by the commitment he made to owner Micky Arison to hold the dual roles over the remaining two-plus seasons on his Heat contract.’Sometimes, just with me, I feel like now, more than ever, I might be butting heads with both jobs,’ he said. ‘And I’ve revisited that over and over again.’ Click here for more from the Sun Sentinel.