Then the power got to his head.
It was a clear power struggle between he and Dave Checketts. Checketts had the bigger seat at the table. Riley faxed in his resume.
His Heat team, thanks to PJ Brown overreacting, cost the Knicks their best shot to beat MJ's Bulls, and even though there was retribution, the Heat have managed to land Wade, Shaq and a title.
If Riley wins out on this whole thing again, The Rat will have struck a dagger in the heart of Knicks fans once again. And it sounds like he's been getting help from another ex-MSG employee and player: Ernie Grunfeld.