Miami Heat President Pat Riley said Monday that the team views Chris Bosh’s career with the team as over, that the team no longer is working toward his return. “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.
Bosh has been sidelined for the second half of each of the past two seasons due blood clots, recently failing the Heat’s preseason physical. “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.
Riley said the team has been surprised by Bosh’s comments about the team. “It wasn’t like [gesture of washing his hands of it]. He wasn’t just written off,” Riley said. “That may have been his attitude and his perception of it, because he didn’t want to believe what was out there. That bothered me. He wasn’t written off. “Besides that, we did everything we could.”