NBA commissioner Adam Silver said Friday he erred by holding a basketball clinic in Cuba this week without first consulting with the Miami Heat. “Yes, I can confirm that they were miffed,” Silver said.
During a wide-ranging news conference Monday, Heat president Pat Riley discussed the team’s future, Goran Dragic, Hassan Whiteside, the draft lottery and his disdain for social media, among other topics.
The club’s president and architect has seen enough, and accomplished enough, that Heat fans should have little doubt he’ll see this franchise back into the playoffs next season, and soon back into championship contention.
Charles Barkley was asked Thursday if the Heat will be a top four team in the East next season if Goran Dragic re-signs, as many expect, and Chris Bosh returns from blood clots in his lungs, which is fully expected: “They won't be a top four team [in the East],” Barkley said. “You don't go from out of the playoffs to a top four team."