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Pat Riley remembers Anthony Mason


Former New York Knicks and Miami Heat coach and current Heat president Pat Riley was one of the biggest supporters of former Knicks player Anthony Mason, who passed away yesterday.  Riley and Mason both started their Knicks journey with the 1991-92 season, and the pair experienced success by reaching the 1994 NBA Finals.  Riley and Mason were reunited for the 2000-01 season in Miami.  Riley released the following statement on Mason.

“News like this is not only sad, but it’s tragic. Anthony Mason was a very young man with a great family and friends. To lose him so quickly during his journey, especially to those of us that knew him, hurts. We had a great season in Miami experiencing Anthony as an All-Star with the Heat, and I also had the privilege of coaching him for four years in New York, where he helped take us to the brink of a championship. There were so many great moments that we shared that I will never forget. Our prayers and sympathies are with his family. May God bless his soul.”

May God indeed bless his soul.

Click here for our previous interview with Anthony Mason

Click here for the official statement from New York Knicks and Mason’s family

Click here for John Starks talking about Anthony Mason

Click here for Derek Fisher remembering Anthony Mason

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  2. Patrick

    March 9, 2015 at 8:19 am


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