Published April 28, 2008
MIAMI – Pat Riley's worst season as coach of the Miami Heat will be his last. A person close to Riley says the Hall of Fame coach, whose team finished the year with the NBA's worst record (15-67), is stepping aside as the Heat's on-court boss. But Riley will remain as team president, overseeing a plan to halt the team's dramatic fall after it won the NBA championship in 2006.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — The Orlando Magic can win a first round playoff series for the first time since 1996 when they face the Toronto Raptors on tonight. The game is at 7:30 p.m.
ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu has been named the NBA's most improved player. The NBA says Turkoglu received 61 first place votes, ahead of Memphis Grizzlies guard Rudy Gay and Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge. Last season, Turkoglu averaged 13.3 points, four rebounds and 3.2 assists per game.
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — First-round draft pick Aqib Talib searched for words to describe how it felt to be selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. "It's a dream come true," he said. "I don't want to wake up."