- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 21, 2011

MIAMI (AP) - Heat President Pat Riley says he will not return to coaching, and says the team has a strong leader in Erik Spoelstra.

Riley spoke Tuesday at his annual end-of-season wrapup and touched on several topics including the disappointment of Miami’s loss in the NBA finals to the Dallas Mavericks. He lauded the Mavericks for winning the title, plus says he still believed the first Heat season with LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh as teammates was “a great year.”

Riley ended his Hall of Fame coaching career in 2008, before tapping Spoelstra as his replacement.

Spoelstra has a 148-98 record in three regular seasons, along with a 18-15 mark in postseason play.

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