Report: Twitter record 1.8M ‘Pat Riley can’t get moves done anymore’ tweets were deleted last night'
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Miami Heat team president Pat Riley is known for his success as both a head coach and an NBA executive.

In the wake of the failed sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler that involved the Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks, Riley was apparently mocked on Twitter for not being able to get deals done anymore.

But a record number of those tweets were reportedly deleted last night.

The Heat haven’t been relevant since losing LeBron James to the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014 and much of the blame had fallen on Riley’s shoulders. The failures include not being able to get a deal done with Dwyane Wade in 2016 when Miami’s franchise player went to the Chicago Bulls after talks with the Heat fell apart.

But Riley has saved face by landing Butler after the team executed a four-team deal with the 76ers, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clippers.

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Omar is a freelance writer who has followed the NBA for more than 30 years. Prior to the Internet, he devoured every reading material he could find on the game from newspaper articles to books and magazines. He became a Heat fan the moment they acquired Tim Hardaway and his killer crossover, and lamented not seeing him and Alonzo Mourning win a championship. Seeing Dwyane Wade, LeBron James and Chris Bosh play in Miami was a surreal moment for him and more so after they validated the Decision with back-to-back championships. He is ecstatic to cover Miami basketball for Heat Nation.