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Riley calls for Heat to retool, not rebuild

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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem (40) and LeBron James (6) watch action against the San Antonio Spurs from the bench during the second half in Game 5 of the NBA Finals on June 15 in San Antonio.

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MIAMI — Pat Riley walked into the room to begin his end-of-season availability annoyed, and armed with history.
There have been franchises that have enjoyed prolonged runs of greatness during his 45 years as a player, coach and executive in the NBA — the Lakers, Celtics, Bulls, Spurs and his Miami Heat among them — and Thursday Riley pointed out each shares a trait.
They all lost sometime.
“I think everybody,” the Heat president said moments after smacking the table to begin the news conference, “needs to get a grip.”
With that, Riley was off and running on a message-sending session that lasted ...


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