September 17, 2014

Sports - Florida Newsmakers of the Year

Mike Vogel | 1/1/2011

• PAT RILEY
General manager, Miami Heat


The triple threat: Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade and LeBron James [Photo: Jeff Daly/Newscom]


Pat Riley
Free-Agent Coup

General manager Pat Riley, as one writer put it, pulled off "the greatest free-agent coup in NBA history." Riley persuaded LeBron James, who joins Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, to sign for less money than he could have received by staying in Cleveland. Season ticket sales went so well the Heat fired its season ticket sales team — about 30 people, according to one published account.


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