Miami Heat head coach Pat Riley announced today that he is taking an indefinite leave of absence. He is doing this to finally get his hips and knees looked at. Ron Rothstein, former coach of the Heat and the Miami Sol as well as a current Heat assistant, will take over as interim head coach.
Riley looked pretty BAD today. I don't know if it was stress from making the decision but he was rocking a wicked 5 o'clock shadow and just didn't look well.
Maybe he saw what Shaq does most seasons (start off, get hurt, rest up, come back for the playoffs and perform his best), and thought it was a good idea.