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13. Pat Riley established himself as a winner in his first year as an NBA coach, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to an NBA title. Riley and the Lakers claimed the Western Conference crown five times in the next six years and added two more titles to the historic franchise’s collection. Riley won his fifth title as head coach of the 2005-06 Miami Heat. In his 24 seasons as an NBA head coach, Riley failed to lead his team to the playoffs just three times.

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In this May 5, 2013 photo, Miami Heat NBA basketball player LeBron James, left, holds his NBA Most Valuable Player award as he poses with team president Pat Riley, in Miami. Before James makes his next decision, Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night, July 6, 2014, that James will meet with the Heat president this week before making a decision about where to play next season. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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In this May 5, 2013 photo, Miami Heat NBA basketball player LeBron James, left, holds his NBA Most Valuable Player award as he poses with team president Pat Riley, in Miami. Before James makes his next decision, Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night, July 6, 2014, that James will meet with the Heat president this week before making a decision about where to play next season. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter)

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ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 15, 2014, AND THEREAFTER- In this Monday, March 10, 2014 photo, West Virginia 5K race director Pat Riley speaks during a news conference to announce United Day of Fitness in Huntington, W.Va. (AP Photo/The Herald-Dispatch, Lori Wolfe)

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Pat Riley's NBA resume includes 1,210 wins and 21 playoff appearances with the Lakers, Knicks and Heat. (Associated Press)

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Pat Riley's NBA resume includes 1,210 wins and 21 playoff appearances with the Lakers, Knicks and Heat. (Associated Press)

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Form Los Angeles Laker Jerry West, NBA commissioner David Stern, Miami Heat president Pat Riley, Lakers owner Jerry Buss and Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak look at the bronze statue of West during its unveiling ceremony outside Staples Center in Los Angeles, Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)