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Well, it might have taken a little longer than some might have expected, and it might have been for those always-vague, always-intriguing "personal reasons," but the moment we all knew was inevitable is finally here: Pat Riley is back coaching the Miami Heat again.

There will be an 11 a.m. news conference in Miami — honestly, we had no idea anyone in Miami got up before noon — to announce that Stan Van Gundy (whose mustache was worn as a toupee by his brother) is stepping down and Riley is taking over. The only thing keeping Miami from the upper tier this year, we're convinced, is a coach that looked like a bowling buddy on "The King Of Queens." It's Shaq, it's Dwyane Wade, it's Pat Riley. It pretty much just had to be.


Riley turned 60 years old in March. And now he's back in Miami just in time for a "Miami Vice" remake. This is going to be fun.

Riley Returns To Coach Heat [Ft. Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel]

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