President of the NBA's Miami Heat. One of the most successful coaches in NBA history, Pat Riley understands the keys to gaining a competitive advantage—and winning
Now President of The Miami HEAT, Pat Riley posted 50-plus winning seasons in 13 consecutive years, which is unprecedented in the NBA. Pat concluded the 1996 regular season with a 798-389-career record, a sizzling .702 mark. Riley’s 137 playoff victories rank first in league post-season annuals as the only coach to secure 100 or more…
Now President of The Miami HEAT, Pat Riley posted 50-plus winning seasons in 13 consecutive years, which is unprecedented in the NBA. Pat concluded the 1996 regular season with a 798-389-career record, a sizzling .702 mark. Riley’s 137 playoff victories rank first in league post-season annuals as the only coach to secure 100 or more playoff victories. He surpassed the legendary Red Auerbach’s 99-playoff wins in 1990. Pat has won six world championships as a player and coach.
Mr. Riley is not only one of pro basketball’s winningest coaches, but his speeches before hundreds of corporations have earned him the title of “America’s Greatest Motivational Speaker.” He has been rated by Success magazine as “The best in his field.” Pat is a consummate competitor who knows the exhilaration that comes with winning. His philosophy is based upon winning, leadership, mastery, change, and personal growth as well as understanding and controlling the shifting dynamics of a team any team, whether it is a small company, a giant corporation, a city, or a group of athletes. Pat has also completed an award winning 30-minute Motivational video entitled “Teamwork” in which he applies his winning philosophies to business and life in general. His books Show Time and The Winner Within have appeared on the New York Times Best-Seller list.
Coach Riley brought the 1993-94 New York Knicks to the franchise’s first NBA Finals in more than two decades. During the 1994-95 regular season, Coach led New York to a 57-25 record and won their second Atlantic Division Crown. He was named NBA Coach of the Year under the Knicks during the 1992-93 season. Pat has coached in nine out of 14 All-Star Games, once as the East Coast coach with the Knicks, and eight times as the West Coast coach with the Lakers.
The 51 year-old legend was “Coach of the Eighties” when he led the Los Angeles Lakers to four World Championships. During nine seasons as head coach of the Laker dynasty from 1981-82 through 1989-90, Pat became the all-time winningest percentage head coach in NBA history with a remarkable 533-194 record for a .733 winning percentage. The Lakers finished atop the Pacific Division in each of those nine campaigns, never posting less than 50 victories, and five time reaching 60 or more wins. In fact, in 1987-88, the Lakers set an NBA record by becoming the first club in history to record a fourth straight 60-win season. Riley piloted the Lakers to NBA titles in 1982, 1985, 1987, and 1988. These four championships as a head coach rank third in NBA annals to Red Auerbach’s nine and John Kundla’s five. He was named NBA Coach of the year under the Lakers during the 1989-90 season.
Pat was the San Diego Rockets first-round draft pick (seventh overall) in 1967, launching a nine-year NBA career. He played three seasons in San Diego before joining the Lakers in 1970. Pat spent five full seasons in a Laker uniform and averaged 6.7 ppg on Los Angeles’ 1971-72 NBA championship team. He completed his NBA career with the Phoenix Suns in 1976.
Prior to his pro-career, Pat was a collegiate star at the University of Kentucky (1963-67). He was the Wildcats’ MVP for three seasons, averaged 22 ppg in his junior year as Kentucky made the NCAA finals, and was team captain as a senior.
Pat and his wife, Chris, are involved with numerous charity and community service projects, which include D.A.R.E., Elizabeth Glaser’s Pediatric A.I.D.S. Foundation, and The Boys and Girls Clubs of America.
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LITTLE RIVER BAND OF OTTAWA INDIANS
Our speaker was great and the crowd enjoyed her! She was very engaging. Thank you again PDA for the great list of suggestions!
Everything went great! and our speaker was wonderful! Thank you so much for all your help PDA! Looking forward to the next one.
UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI – KANSAS CITY
I hope that this message finds you well. We had a phenomenal time with Atsuko this past Thursday. We wanted to just let you know how amazing she was. All those that were in attendance thoroughly enjoyed her and had nothing but amazing things to say about her. Thank you for working with us to make sure this happened!
BAYLOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
We had a fantastic day with Inge! She was very engaging with all those that attended. Her personal stories about the holocaust were very special and we were moved that she was willing to share them with everyone. Thank you again, PDA for all your hard work and dedication to make this program such a success!
SALT LAKE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Dear PDA Group, Thank you so much for your hard work in scheduling our speaker! From the moment we reached out to you the first time, you worked with us on all details and logistics and kept us up-to-date on the progress. Thank you for all your hard work on making our event such a success! We couldn't have done it without you and your team!
Thank you again, Dr. Kimbrough, for a great presentation, our attendees are still talking about it!
Dr. Henry Lee's presentation was entertaining, insightful and wise. I, and everyone at Pfizer, especially appreciate the remarks you directed about following your passion and preparing yourself to excel. Thank you, everyone, at PDA for helping to make this happen!
The event was successful! I received many messages expressing how awesome, outstanding and inspiring Ms. Webb-Christburg's speech was."
DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. MEMORIAL BREAKFAST, BOSTON, MLK SPEAKER
Everything went well. Atsuko was very easy to work with and the students enjoyed her performance! Thank you again for your recommendation and I hope to work with you again in the future!
CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Dr. Novello left this morning after a very successful event on our campus! Thank you PDA Group for your help from the first phone to the last you were with us every step of the way.
GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY
Jordan Carlos was very very entertaining! A majority of students who answered the event survey indicated they really enjoyed Jordan and definitely will bring him back!
WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY
On behalf of myself and my organization Entertainment Unlimited the Campus Programming Board of Ferris State University, we thank you PDA and Dan for a successful event!! Dan was magnificent! Students really enjoyed the presentation. I know I did. Can't wait to bring in more programs with PDA Group.
FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY
It was a great pleasure to work with PDA Group! The communication was always prompt, friendly and helpful. We loved the speakers and events we booked through Mr. Peter Walker (PDA Group).
WESTERN MICHIGAN UNIVERSITY
Thank you, Peter, for all your help, you'll be happy to know that the event went incredibly well! Aneesa Ferreira was by far one of the best speakers we've ever had!
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