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Pick a plan, Pat: Win now or rebuild

For the Heat to succeed, Pat Riley must finally decide if he's winning now or rebuilding.

Updated: August 19, 2002, 5:09 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

Editor's note: ESPN Insider's Chad Ford breaks down what last season's NBA lottery teams need to do to get to the playoffs. ESPN.com's "Fixer-Upper" series continues with the Miami Heat.

Pat Riley isn't going to take anyone's advice, especially mine. But if you're a Heat fan trying to gauge the relative temperature of your franchise this season, good luck. That gel-plastered coif on Riley's head seems to be the only thing in Miami that never waffles.

Riley went through his toughest ...

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