Friday Filosophy v.04.15.2022
Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) 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 he also served as the team’s head coach from 1995 to 2003 and again from 2005 to 2008. Regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has won five NBA championships as a head coach, including four with the Los Angeles Lakers during their Showtime era in the 1980s and one with the Heat in 2006. Riley is a ten-time NBA champion across his tenures as a player (1972), assistant coach (1980), head coach (1982, 1985, 1987, 1988, 2006), and executive (2006, 2012, 2013).
Riley was named NBA Coach of the Year three times (1989–90, 1992–93 and 1996–97, as head coach of the Lakers, New York Knicks and Heat, respectively). He was head coach of an NBA All-Star Game team nine times: eight times with the Western Conference team (1982, 1983, 1985–1990, all as head coach of the Lakers) and once with the Eastern team (1993, as head coach of the Knicks). He is the first North American sports figure to win a championship as a player, as an assistant coach, as a head coach, and as an executive, and in various roles has reached the NBA finals in six different decades. In 1996, he was named one of the 10 Greatest Coaches in NBA history. Riley most recently won the 2012 and 2013 NBA championships with the Heat as their team president. He received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBA Coaches Association on June 20, 2012.
- If you have a positive attitude and constantly strive to give your best effort, eventually you will overcome your immediate problems and find you are ready for greater challenges.
- Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.
- To have long term success as a coach or in any position of leadership, you have to be obsessed in some way.
- Each Warrior wants to leave the mark of his will, his signature, on important acts he touches. This is not the voice of ego but of the human spirit, rising up and declaring that it has something to contribute to the solution of the hardest problems, no matter how vexing!
- Discipline is not a nasty word.
- Look for your choices, pick the best one, then go with it.
- You can never have enough talent.
- People who create 20% of the results will begin believing they deserve 80% of the rewards.
- A particular shot or way of moving the ball can be a player’s personal signature, but efficiency of performance is what wins the game for the team
- Management must speak with one voice. When it doesn’t, management itself becomes a peripheral opponent to the team’s mission
- You have to defeat a great players aura more than his game.
- Don’t let other people tell you what you want.
- When a great team loses through complacency, it will constantly search for new and more intricate explanations to explain away defeat.
- Being ready isn’t enough; you have to be prepared for a promotion or any other significant change.
The Time is Now.