Riley Gets Lifetime Achievement Award
Hall of Fame Coach Pat Riley is the recipient of the Association’s “Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award” for 2012, the National Basketball Coaches Association announced today.
Riley, enshrined in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2008, his first year of eligibility, is widely recognized as one of the most successful coaches and team executives in NBA history. He has compiled a 1,210-694 (.636) NBA coaching record, guiding the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Miami HEAT during a 24-year head-coaching career that is one of the most impressive in all of sports.
“When it came to great coaching, Chuck Daly always felt Pat Riley was the best of the best”, said Rick Carlisle, Dallas Mavericks head coach and President of the National Basketball Coaches Association. “Chuck was a great admirer of Pat’s uncompromising intensity, class and style.”
via Inside Hoops