This season’s Heat team turned into a feel-good story that ended with tears inside of the locker room after just missing the playoffs. But don’t expect team president Pat Riley to let emotion get in the way of business this summer. “I’m not all goose-bumply and fuzzy-haired. That’s not my makeup,” Riley said Wednesday during his 47-minute season-ending press conference. After spending the first three minutes of his press conference discussing the season that just ended, Riley moved on. The 72-year-old moved on to the Heat’s position entering a long offseason that began last week. One thing is clear, Riley is going to explore his different options this offseason. With the Heat expected to have about $38 million in cap space after it clears Chris Bosh’s contract off their salary cap, Riley and general manager Andy Elisburg will have room to work on tweaking the roster this summer. Miami also has a first-round pick this year, with the Heat entering the draft lottery with a 98.2 percent chance of having the 14th overall pick.
Pat Riley won’t let emotion of a feel-good season get in the way of business this offseason
Palm Beach Post | Apr 20