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Local star Riley was ‘destined for great things’

NBA coach tapped for Hall of Fame

Schenectady native and newly elected Basketball Hall of Fame member Pat Riley.
Schenectady native and newly elected Basketball Hall of Fame member Pat Riley.
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Pat Riley would always show up for Linton High School basketball practice early, work hard and then stay late. His tireless work ethic and determination produced a career in basketball from Schenectady through the professional ranks. But it wasn’t until Riley picked up a coach’s clipboard with the star-studded Los Angeles Lakers that his motivation propelled him to national fame. “It’s either win or fail,” he told The Daily Gazette in April 1984, as the ...


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