MIAMI (AP) Pat Riley says he wishes he would have done more to keep Dwyane Wade in Miami.
The Heat president spoke Saturday on the state of the franchise and for the first time publicly since Wade decided to leave the Heat after 13 seasons and sign with the Chicago Bulls.
Riley says he regrets not going to New York to woo Wade personally, and that the three-time NBA champion's decision to leave Miami ''floored me.''
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Riley says it was his responsibility to keep Wade and he blamed himself for not getting it done, saying he had great regrets about how the process played out earlier this month.
Riley says ''from my standpoint and from the team standpoint, we've had a tough summer - period.''