Ignore for a moment that with his braggadocio, Riley pronounced himself a failure as a teacher and an executive. What if he really does get that desperate? Its not impossible; Bill Russell played while coach of the Celtics, and Michael Jordan went from the presidents office to missing jumpers for the Washington Wizards. The old coach was a first-round pick of the New York Knicks, and, in the 11th round of the NFL draft, of the Dallas Cowboys, way back when. He scored more than 3,900 points in nine seasons in the NBA. The Heat frankly could use him, and with those pesky Bobcats back in Miami, Riley may once again be tempted. See whether Riles breaks out the short shorts at the American Airlines Arena (601 Biscayne Blvd, Miami) on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets begin at $10. Call 786-777-4667, or visit www.heat.com.
Tue., Nov. 27, 2007