How many NBA championship rings does Pat Riley have

Pat Riley has eight NBA championship rings.

He won his first playing for the Los Angeles Lakers in 1972. He won another in 1980 as an assistant coach for the Lakers. He won four more as coach for the Lakers in 1982, 1985, 1987, 1988. His fifth championship as coach was in 2006 with the Miami Heat.

On June 21, 2012, Riley was team president when the Miami Heat won the championship 4 to 1 against the Oklahoma City Thunder. He also won the 2012 Chuck Daly Lifetime Achievement Award for a very successful coaching career two days earlier.

Updated on Sunday, June 24 2012 at 03:01AM EDT
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