Pat Riley: Chris Bosh’s ‘Heat Career is Probably Over’

by September 26, 2016

Heat president Pat Riley confirmed that the organization thinks Chris Bosh’s career in Miami is more than likely done.

Riley says the Heat are preparing for life without the 11-time All-Star.

Bosh, 32, failed a physical prior to training camp but continues to insist that he’ll play again.

Per the Sun-Sentinel:

“We are not,” Riley said in his office at AmericanAirlines Arena. “I think Chris is still open-minded. But we are not working toward his return. […] We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over.”


Asked if he felt Bosh’s NBA career was over, as well, Riley said, “that’s up to him.” […] “It’s pretty definitive from us, in our standpoint, that this is probably going to be a time where we really have to step back,” Riley said. His health, playing and economics — it’s been health, health, health,” Riley said before the start of the team’s media day at AmericanAirlines Arena. “Whatever the cap ramifications are, they are there, but we never ever thought about that.”


Riley compared the mood around the team to Magic Johnson’s HIV announcement. […] “Dealing with Magic Johnson and what he went through … it’s not easy to be with a player for six years and watch him play and watch him accomplish what he’s accomplished,” Riley said of Bosh. “I can’t imagine what he’s going through.”