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Ira Winderman: Arison-Riley turns 20 and Heat continue to profit

Ira Winderman: Arison-Riley turns 20 and Heat continue to profit

The commemoration came across a variety of Miami Heat social-media platforms, that Wednesday marked 20 years since Pat Riley was named Heat coach and team president. It was with considerably less fanfare (actually no fanfare) that a similar 20-year anniversary was reached six months earlier, with Micky Arison having taken over on Feb. 13, 1995 as the team's managing general partner. If not for the first of the franchise's seismic moves, it is unlikely that Wednesday's commemoration would have resounded. Or even been reached. That made it only right that Arison and Riley shared a toast Wednesday, raising glasses in Portofino, Italy, just as they have elevated a...

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