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9. Pat Riley

As a player, head coach or executive of the NBA, the name Pat Riley will always go hand-in-hand with greatness. Riley has been the head coach of five championship teams and honored three times as NBA Coach of the Year, so it’s not far off to consider him one of the greatest basketball coaches to ever step foot on the paint. Between his four NBA Finals victories with the LA Lakers — two of those being consecutive wins — and his 13-year history with Miami Heat, where he currently serves as president, coaches don’t come greater than Pat Riley.

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