Pat Riley furious with Miami Heat after terrible NBA season

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We begin in the NBA, and Miami Heat executive Pat Riley has addressed his team's failings this season with some strong comments.

The four-time reigning Eastern Conference Champions missed out on the playoffs this season, and Riley has insisted Miami have no excuses as he tries to right the wrongs ahead of next season.

Granted, the Heat went into battle this season without star baller LeBron James, who had guided them to two NBA titles in four years, but Pat Riley still expected more without LeBron.

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Riley is furious 

"It's killing me," Riley told the Associated Press. "But I'm not going to make an excuse for it.

"I challenge myself more than anybody else," Riley said, "to make sure that what happened this year won't happen again."

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Riley may be 70-years-old, but he will never let up and will continue working hard to turn the Heat around again. Riley has won nine championship rings, and despite the long odds stacked against them this season, he believes Miami should have definitely made the playoffs.

"There's not a person in the organization that doesn't think we should have made the playoffs," Riley added.

What do you make of Pat Riley's thoughts? Let us know in the comments section below.


Elsewhere in the NBA

Sticking with the NBA, and both Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors have made excellent starts to the postseason.

The Bulls beat the Milwaukee Bucks last night 91-82 to go 2-0 up in the series, while the Warriors did the same with a 97-87 victory over the New Orleans Pelicans.

Chargers NFL update

And finally across to the NFL, and more bad news for San Diego Chargers fans.

Former Bolt star running back LaDainian Tomlinson says he thinks quarterback Philip Rivers has lost faith in the Chargers, while defensive star Eric Weddle is also reportedly angry that San Diego has not offered him a new contract.

It's going to be an interesting offseason in San Diego that's for sure.

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