Pat Riley Hopes to Keep Heat’s Roster Intact
(MIAMI) — Given the chance to achieve the rare three-peat, Miami Heat president Pat Riley has no plans on breaking up the team’s “Big 3” or make any drastic roster changes next season.
“I like our team,” Riley said. “We don’t like change. There are times that it’s necessary to change, but we don’t feel like it’s necessary.”
Perhaps Riley’s biggest concern will be how the team will handle the possibility that Lebron James opts out of his contract in 2014. Riley says the team has the future in mind.
“We’re just going to keep everything very fluid,” Riley added. “We are so giddy about that and proud of our team. The challenge not just being, ‘Can we win another championship?’ The challenge really is how to manage it within the confines of a very punitive collective bargaining agreement. I’m going to leave that up to [owner] Micky [Arison].”
The NBA Championship team is hoping to bring back players like Chris Andersen, Ray Allen, and may look to sign former number one overall pick, Greg Oden.
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