Pat Riley has eight NBA championship rings.
As a youthful role player for the 1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers, Pat Riley earned the first of his seven NBA championship rings. He claimed another as an assistant under Lakers coach Paul Westhead in 1979-80. The New York native collected four more titles for the Lakers as the team’s top man in 1982, 1985, 1987 and 1988.
Eighteen years later, he guided the HEAT to their first NBA Championship, his fifth as a head coach. The 18-year span between championships as a head coach established an NBA record. His teams have advanced to the NBA Finals nine times and the Conference Finals on 12 occasions.
As a head coach, he has captured 17 divisional championships, nine conference championships and five NBA titles. He has been honored as the NBA Coach of the Year on three occasions, the only coach in NBA history to receive the award with three different teams. Riley has also captured NBA Coach of the Month honors a league-record 10 times.
View Pat Riley career stats, game logs, biographical info, awards, and achievements for the NBA and NCAA at Basketball-reference.com.