Pat Riley

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Patrick James Riley (born March 20, 1945) is an American professional basketball executive, former coach, and former 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. Often referred to as "The Godfather", Riley is regarded as one of the greatest NBA figures of all time both as a coach and executive. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pat Riley has received more than 9,196,874 page views. His biography is available in 32 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 29 in 2019). Pat Riley is the 15th most popular basketball player (up from 39th in 2019), the 1,875th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,324th in 2019) and the 13th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Pat Riley ranks 15 out of 1,757Before him are Jerry West, Clyde Drexler, Dražen Petrović, Larry Bird, Svetislav Pešić, and LeBron James. After him are Radivoj Korać, Krešimir Ćosić, Arvydas Sabonis, Sergei Belov, Julius Erving, and Oscar Robertson.

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Among people born in 1945, Pat Riley ranks 121Before him are Igor Ivanov, George Alencherry, Angus Deaton, Patch Adams, Željko Bebek, and Franco Battiato. After him are Richard R. Schrock, Wolfgang Schüssel, Peter Criss, Ernie Hudson, Dean Koontz, and Clarissa Pinkola Estés.

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Among people born in United States, Pat Riley ranks 1,875 out of 20,380Before him are Henry Lee Lucas (1936), Megan Fox (1986), Ben Carson (1951), Robert Ryan (1909), Edward Albee (1928), and Pat Garrett (1850). After him are Betty Grable (1916), Carson McCullers (1917), Tony Shalhoub (1953), Walter A. Shewhart (1891), Richard R. Schrock (1945), and Jack Daniel (1850).


Among basketball players born in United States, Pat Riley ranks 13Before him are Kobe Bryant (1978), Dennis Rodman (1961), Jerry West (1938), Clyde Drexler (1962), Larry Bird (1956), and LeBron James (1984). After him are Julius Erving (1950), Oscar Robertson (1938), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Havlicek (1940), Scottie Pippen (1965), and Karl Malone (1963).