Patrick James "Pat" Riley is an American professional basketball executive, and a former coach and player in the NBA. Currently, he is team president of the Miami Heat. Widely regarded as one of the greatest NBA coaches of all time, Riley has served as the head coach of five championship teams and an assistant coach to another. He was named NBA Coach of the Year three times. He was head coach of the NBA All-Star Game teams nine times: eight of the Western team and once of the Eastern team. In 1996 he was named one of the 10 Greatest Coaches in the NBA history. As a player, he played for the Los Angeles Lakers' championship team in 1972.
Riley most recently won the 2012 NBA Championship with the Miami Heat as their team president. This made him the first NBA figure to win an NBA championship as a player, coach, and executive. He received the Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award from the NBA Coaches Association on June 20, 2012.