Already considered one of the greatest college players and NBA coaches in history, Pat Riley will most likely also be considered one of the greatest executives the league has ever had. Riley has been wheeling and dealing in the Miami Heat's back offices for more than a decade and has even received league recognition for his efforts. By acquiring some big names this past offseason (LeBron James and Chris Bosh ring a bell?), he won the NBA Executive of the Year Award.
Putting together the Miami Big Three is not the only major transaction that Pat Riley has made for this club, nor is it necessarily the greatest. I am going to break down the 10 best moves that Riley has made that have had a positive outcome for his team. The list ranges from signings to trades to draft picks and includes several future Hall of Famers.
It seems like as long as Riley has enough juice in his veins to suit up and slick back his hair, he will be making game-changing moves to bring the Heat back to greatness. Will his future moves replace some of the ones on this list in a few years? Knowing Riley, that's very likely.
So without further ado, here are Pat Riley's 10 best transactions as president of the Miami Heat.