1994-95: HEAT Cooled Off By Franchise Overhaul

The Miami HEAT made significant roster changes early in the 1994-95 season, trading away Rony Seikaly, Steve Smith, and Grant Long and acquiring Billy Owens and Kevin Willis. There were also changes in the club's management. On February 13 the Arison family purchased all of Lewis Schaffel's and Billy Cunningham's interest in the team, leaving Marilyn Arison, wife of founder Ted Arison, with 88 percent of the HEAT ownership. Micky Arison was named the club's managing general partner. The next day the HEAT named Dave Wohl executive vice president of basketball operations and replaced Coach Kevin Loughery with Alvin Gentry. Loughery accepted a position in the HEAT front office. The final result was a 32-50 season, a drop of 10 games from 1993-94.

Willis and Glen Rice were among the league's highest-scoring duos early in the campaign, but injuries hindered Willis, who averaged 17.2 points and 10.9 rebounds in 67 games. His rebounding average would have tied him for fifth in the NBA, but he didn't have enough boards to qualify among the league leaders. Rice stroked the ball all season, finishing ninth in the NBA in scoring at 22.3 points per game. In a nationally televised game against the Orlando Magic on April 15, he set a franchise record by scoring 56 points, the league's highest individual point total in a single game all year. In the first season with the shortened three-point arc, Rice placed 16th in the league in three-point percentage (.410) and ranked among the NBA's top 10 in three-pointers made
(185). At midseason he won the NBA Long Distance Shootout at All-Star Weekend.

Owens, who played mostly at off guard, averaged 7.2 rebounds to lead all NBA guards. The club also received sound play from rookie Khalid Reeves, who averaged 9.2 points and 4.3 assists. At season's end Gentry was relieved of his coaching duties.

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Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 1

Part 1 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season

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Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 1

Part 1 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  10:15

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 2

Part 2 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  09:43

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 3

Part 3 of Pat Riley addressing the media at the end of the 2016-17 season.
Apr 19, 2017  |  11:42

Pat Riley End of Season Presser Part 4

Part 4 of Pat Riley addressing the media following the end of the 2016-17 season
Apr 19, 2017  |  10:03

Black History Month Vignettes: Deep City Records

Udonis Haslem discusses the accomplishments of Deep City Records
Feb 11, 2017  |  02:25

HEAT's Oldest Fan Jane Adler turns 100

The HEAT and Burnie surprise Jane Adler with a present
Feb 13, 2017  |  01:33

Black History Month Vignettes: Carla Hayden

Wayne Ellington discusses the life and accomplishments of Carla Hayden
Feb 15, 2017  |  02:03

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 1

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  06:15

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 2

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  05:00

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 3

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  05:16

Inside the HEAT: 2015-16 Season Recap Seg. 4

A season defined by overcoming adversity and showing true perseverance, Inside The HEAT recaps all of the inspiring moments of the 2015-16 season in this special finale.
Jun 8, 2016  |  06:03

Dwyane Wade's Ultimate Playoff Mixtape

Check out Dwyane Wade's Ultimate Playoff Mixtape with the Miami Heat.
May 17, 2016  |  02:46

Play by Players: Allen Three

The HEAT players relive the Ray Allen three point basket from Game 6 of the 2013 finals and add their own call to the highlight
Jan 11, 2016  |  01:34

Miami's Historic Win Streak: Top 10

See the best moments from the Miami Heat's historic 27-game win steak.
Mar 29, 2013  |  00:00

Heat Honor Majerle

The Miami Heat honor former player 'Thunder' Dan Majerle at half-time as part of their 25-year celebration.
Apr 9, 2013  |  00:00