Thursday , Jan , 10 , 2008 C.Y. Ellis

A Front Office Job Next Up for Pat Riley?

Pat Riley, who is reexamining his roles with the Heat, disputed a report that he was contemplating stepping down as coach.The combination of a horrendous season and ineffective personnel moves has Heat president and coach Pat Riley reevaluating his commitment to hold both roles beyond this season.But Riley refuted a published report Wednesday that he is leaning toward stepping down as coach at the end of this season to work full-time in the front office. He also stopped short of committing to anything in his future beyond trying to get his team out of its funk. Riley, 62, announced in August that he would coach the remaining three seasons on his contract. Click here for more from the Miami Herald.