Riley Has Hip Relacement Surgery
MIAMI, January 12 The Miami HEAT announced that President and Head Coach Pat Riley underwent successful left hip replacement surgery yesterday. Riley had his surgery performed at Mercy Hospital in Miami, with the 60-minute procedure being performed by Dr. Carlos Lavernia.
Riley previously underwent successful right knee surgery one week ago on January 5th to remove three large pieces of cartilage. That 60-minute procedure was performed at Doctors Hospital of Miami by Dr. Harlan Selesnick. No timetable has been set on his return.
Riley has compiled a 1,166-608 (.657) career regular season record and a 171-107 (.615) career postseason record en route to capturing five NBA championships as a head coach. The winningest coach in HEAT history, Riley has compiled a 410-309 (.570) regular season mark with Miami and led the HEAT to its only NBA championship in 2006.