Fresh off his 16th NBA Finals as either an executive, coach, or player, Pat Riley has no plans to step aside yet. The 75-year-old Miami Heat president said Friday he's staying put as long as team owner Micky Arison will have him.
"As long as Micky wants me to do it," Riley said at a media availability, according to Five Reasons Sports Network. "If you guys will stop printing my age, nobody will think I'm 75 years old. I love this. I love this team. I'm here as long as Micky wants me here, and Nick (Arison)."
The Heat's run to this season's NBA Finals was Riley's sixth as the team's top executive. After a quarter-century in Miami, some have wondered if the Hall of Famer would consider retiring.
Heat legend Dwyane Wade said last month he couldn't see Riley calling it quits. "I think we're going to have to roll him out," Wade said, according to the South Florida Sun Sentinel's Ira Winderman.