VIDEO: Pat Riley talks about his philosophical approach to coaching the Lakers in 1983 interview

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These days, Pat Riley is known as “The Godfather” of the Big Three down in Miami, but he made his name with the Lakers back in the day; first as a player, then as a very successful coach. Riley won four championships with the Lakers back in 1980s and quickly became one of the best young coaches in the business.

In the interview below, Riley talks about his philosophical approach to coaching. Some of the things Pat says in the video should really make you sit back and think.

Written by Ross Pickering

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