Pat Riley

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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. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Pat Riley has received more than 4,253,672 page views. His biography is available in 27 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 26 in 2019). Pat Riley is the 34th most popular basketball player (up from 42nd in 2019), the 2,744th most popular biography from United States (up from 3,948th in 2019) and the 25th most popular American Basketball Player.

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Among basketball players, Pat Riley ranks 34 out of 1,264Before him are John Stockton, Bob Pettit, Dražen Dalipagić, Arvydas Sabonis, Isiah Thomas, and Patrick Ewing. After him are Toni Kukoč, Derrick Rose, Moses Malone, Manute Bol, Allen Iverson, and Robert Parish.

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Among people born in 1945, Pat Riley ranks 152Before him are Gal Costa, Everett McGill, Carly Simon, Nick Simper, Robert Wyatt, and Jessye Norman. After him are Brion James, Wolfgang Schüssel, Birendra of Nepal, George Dzundza, Shulamith Firestone, and Marek Grechuta.

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Among people born in United States, Pat Riley ranks 2,744 out of 15,968Before him are Tommy Bolin (1951), Robert J. Van de Graaff (1901), August Derleth (1909), Harpo Marx (1888), Treat Williams (1951), and Alfred Bester (1913). After him are James J. Gibson (1904), Lois Chiles (1947), Rob Schneider (1963), Thomas F. Wilson (1959), Kamehameha III (1814), and Jason Momoa (1979).


Among basketball players born in United States, Pat Riley ranks 25Before him are Charles Barkley (1963), George Mikan (1924), Elgin Baylor (1934), John Stockton (1962), Bob Pettit (1932), and Isiah Thomas (1961). After him are Derrick Rose (1988), Moses Malone (1955), Allen Iverson (1975), Robert Parish (1953), Jerry Sloan (1942), and Red Auerbach (1917).