Pat Riley Quotes

Great effort springs naturally from great attitude.






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Pat Riley
Pat Riley
  • Born: March 20, 1945
  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Coach

Patrick James Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He has been the team president of the Miami Heat since 1995 and head coach in two separate tenures (1995 through 2003, and 2005 through 2008). Regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams. He won four with the Los Angeles Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s, and one with the Heat in 2006.