‘Walking Dead’ fan is set to be inducted into the NBA Hall of Fame
In his first season in charge, Rick Pitino inherited a roster that had the potential to be one of the best in the league.
The Knicks are currently in the midst of a four-game losing streak, and Pitino and his coaching staff have been criticized for some of their decision-making decisions.
However, one fan is looking to make a change and induct a Knicks fan into the league’s Hall of Famer’s hall of fame.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former New York Knicks coach Pat Riley will be making his first appearance on the Knicks’ All-Star team.
While there is still a way to go, Riley has an impressive resume as a coach who has been a head coach for the NBA’s Phoenix Suns and New Orleans Pelicans.
Riley was a member of the Knicks and Suns in the late 1980s, before he became the head coach of the Miami Heat.
He coached the team to a championship in 1988 and was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1990, becoming the youngest coach to win the award in franchise history.
In 2009, Riley was inducted to the Basketball Hall of American History.
He was also inducted last year for his leadership in the NBA and the NBA draft, and he was named the 2010-11 NBA Coach, Assistant Coach and Coaches of the Month for the month of June.
Riley is a two-time NBA All-Defensive Team selection and the 2007-08 NBA Defensive Player of the Season.
He is currently a member and former member of President Barack Obama’s advisory council for children and families.
Riley has coached the Knicks since the 2008-09 season, where he led the team back to the playoffs after losing to the Philadelphia 76ers in the Eastern Conference semifinals.
Riley also coached the Phoenix Suns during the 2014-15 season, winning the Pacific Division championship and earning the coach of year accolades in the process.
Riley will join the New York City Hall of Famers for the induction ceremony on Feb. 12, 2020.