Sports

Pat Riley's State-of-the-Heat Address: Here Are The Most Important Things The Man Said

Miami Heat President Pat Riley held his annual State-of-the Heat address Thursday morning. And, as expected, he was a bit on the ornery side after his team got throttled in the NBA Finals last week.

Still, Riley was Riley, showing his resolve and determination as a dynasty-maker, and dropped several great nuggets about the immediate future of the Miami Heat.

"I sent an email to everyone right after the Finals," Riley said. "The storm's going to pass. There's a lot of broken pieces on the ground. We're going to leave them there. And in about ten days, we'll walk around them, and then we'll pick them up."

There are a lot of questions swirling around those broken pieces, chiefly among them: what's going to happen with LeBron James? And is there a possibility the Heat can figure out a way to keep the Big 3 while adding depth to make another go at it.

It was a rather lengthy presser, but here are all the most important things Heat fans should know, coming from the Godfather himself:

KEEP NEW TIMES BROWARD-PALM BEACH FREE... Since we started New Times Broward-Palm Beach, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of South Florida, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Chris Joseph
Contact: Chris Joseph