MIAMI (AP) A flight was awaiting Miami Heat President Pat Riley on Saturday, just as he hoped.
It just wasn't to Toronto or Milwaukee for Game 1 of a playoff series. That's the problem.
Riley's second home in Malibu, California, is one of his happy places - though with the NBA playoffs starting this weekend, Malibu is about the last place he wants be right now. The playoffs aren't on Riley's calendar this season, so he's taking 10 blue notebooks to Malibu and plans to fill them with ideas on how to make sure that's not the case in 2020.