Pat Riley: Keeping HEAT Together ‘Doable’
Life is good for the defending champion Heat. But it’s about to get tougher.
That’s not just because the road to another championship begins on Sunday against the Milwaukee Bucks. The lingering questions about the Heat’s future have been focused far beyond this season. In particular, whether (Pat) Riley can keep this team together when the luxury tax penalties become much stiffer starting in 2013-14.
“It’s doable in this tax economy, but I’ll leave that up to [Heat owner] Micky [Arison],” Riley said with a laugh. “That will all be tackled after the season, but it is doable.”